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Fred Benenson

Fred was the second employee at Kickstarter and their VP of Data. He's also worked at Y Combinator, Creative Commons and taught at NYU and ITP, where he graduated in 2008.

Fred began baking sourdough in 2009 after taking a class at Brooklyn Kitchen and achieved middling success but was stymied by his starter’s sluggishness and confused by its true character.

By the time he picked baking back up in 2018, he decided to approach it with the eye of a data scientist. In 2019, inspired by various experiments happening in the sourdough community, he began work on the initial ideas and prototypes behind Breadwinner.

Breadwinner is his 6th crowd-funded project.


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