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Hank Green (2015)

William Henry "Hank" Green II is an American entrepreneur, musician, and vlogger, known for his YouTube channel VlogBrothers, where he and his brother, John Green, regularly upload videos. He is also the creator of the online environmental technology blog EcoGeek, and the developer of Subbable. Hank, along with his brother John Green, is the co-creator of VidCon, the world's largest online video conference/convention. He is involved with several other channels on YouTube, including Crash Course, SciShow, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Brain Scoop, Animal Wonders, and Sexplanations.

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About the Hank Green Interview

My brother John and I started making online video around eight years ago. We’re most well-known for SciShow and CrashCourse, two free educational shows used in thousands of schools all over the world. We founded Subbable in part to help those shows (and other creators) reach sustainability. Meanwhile Jack had already created Patreon which had very similar goals and systems and, let’s face it, better leadership. So Patreon is acquiring Subbable.

Patreon’s co-founder, Jack Conte, will also be here to discuss our new partnership. He'll be replying to questions from /u/JackConte.

Jack’s a musician, filmmaker, one half of the band Pomplamoose, and co-founder of Patreon.

Obviously Jack and I are interested in future models for supporting independent creators (mostly ones that don’t involve heavy reliance on advertising) but we’re happy to answer any questions.

We share a common goal - to best help online communities and help support artists and creators so they can can not only survive, but thrive by doing what they love online.

Go ahead and AUA!

Here’s the link to my previous AMA on Reddit

Proof

Also, just wanted to let you know that Patreon is matching $100,000 of new pledges to Subbable creators on Patreon. They’re also giving away $100 of patronage on Twitter + FB. For more details, click here: https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1888773&u=186569&alert=3

EDIT: Super Hungry...getting food. We'll be back to check on things a bit in the future, but this has been a fantastic time, thank you for all of your wonderful questions and thoughts.

Hank Green Mar 16, 2015