Starting out as an offshoot of scriptwriting community Scripped, Scripted pays writers a flat rate to create blog posts, articles, copywriting and tweets for various small business clients. The company, which says it vets writers according to wants and needs of its clients, provides a thousand posts a month for customers like Mailchimp and Levi’s.
Having amassed a grand community of writers from its days as primarily a screenwriting resource, the startup now boasts a writing userbase of 80K and claims that 80% of those writers are US based. It adds a new writer to its userbase every 25 minutes, it says.
Scripped plans on using the cash to focus on customer growth, both on the writing and client side.
Scripped provides web-based screenwriting software to over 80,000 writers worldwide. Scripped also crowdsources scripts on behalf of producers and brands. Scripped counts Edward Burns, Steven de Souza, Girls2watch.com and Alex Albrecht amongst its producer clients. In Mach 2009, Scripped merged with Zhura, a former competitor in the screen writing software space. In November of 2011, Scripped officially changed its name to Scripted.com and launched a freelance writing service using its pool of 80,000 freelance writers. Scripped continues to...