Kickstarter Headquarters Opening This Month in Greenpoint Pencil Factory


Successful tech startup Kickstarter — the crowd-funding company quickly turned a profit — is moving into its newly renovated headquarters in one of the landmarked pencil factory buildings in Greenpoint within the next couple weeks, according to a blog post from venture capitalist Fred Wilson.

As previously reported, the company bought the former Eberhard Pencil Factory building at 58 Kent Street for $3,600,000 using capital from a round of funding. Tech startups don’t usually buy buildings with their vc money, but considering the state of Brooklyn real estate, it was probably an inspired move.

Architect Ole Sondresen’s plans included building a glass box on the inside for the company’s offices and using sustainable and recycled materials, such as insulation made out of recycled jeans.

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