Digital marketplace Clutch closes $1.2M pre-seed round led by Precursor Ventures

The duo aims to democratize the tools needed for everyone to become a content creator.

OnlyFans founder makes crypto debut selling influencer trading cards

OnlyFans founder Tim Stokely is getting into the web3 game with a new NFT startup, Zoop, launching this summer. On Zoop, people can buy, sell, and trade 3D NFT “playing cards” of their fav

Mavrck raises $135M, buys Linkin.bio maker Later in creator and influencer marketing consolidation

Some believe that online marketing and advertising, as we largely think of them today, are dying a slow death and is getting replaced by something else: the rise of the influencer/creator. Today, one

ImagineAR launches a ‘FameDays’ app for celebrity AR greetings

A startup called ImagineAR has launched FameDays.com and the FameDays mobile app to allow fans to enjoy life-size “hologram” video messages from famous athletes and celebrities. Among the

Only 12% of full-time creators make over $50K a year, says Linktree

Though the creator economy is rapidly growing and changing, there isn’t much existing research about the space, making it difficult for stakeholders to understand what’s going on behind th

Cameo buys fan merch platform Represent

Celeb video site Cameo is making its first acquisition. The company will buy Represent, a marketing and merch company that helps celebrities and brands set up individualized online storefronts. It&#82

Egypt’s Minly raises $3.6M to connect celebrities and fans through personalized experiences

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a growing trend of creators adopting digital and social media, not just as a supplement to their media presence but also as a cornerstone of their persona

5 tips for brands that want to succeed in the new era of influencer marketing

In the new creator economy, the selectiveness of creators means stiff competition for a brand's ideal influencers. But that doesn’t mean working with influencers is out of reach for smaller brands.

Celebrity video request site Cameo reaches unicorn status with $100M raise

Cameo, the celebrity video site you’re probably familiar with if you’ve celebrated a birthday in the last three years, announced this morning that it’s raised a $100M Series C. The round, which

Here’s how to live stream the Grammys tonight

Don’t have a TV or just want to watch Kesha, Cardi B and Lady Gaga walk the red carpet from the comfort of your laptop? Thanks to modern tech, that’s possible tonight. James Corden kicks o

CrunchWeek: IPOs Heat Up, Celebrities In Gaming, And VR Goes Mobile

This week, Sarah Buhr, Alex Wilhelm and myself chatted about the resurgence of the tech IPO over the last few days, game developers attaching celebrities to their freemium games, and the big news from

Facebook Tests Celebrities-Only App For Checking And Replying To Fan Chatter

Is Facebook going to be divided along class lines, like everything else in the world? A new report from AllThingsD's MIke Isaac makes that a distinct possibility. The social network is testing a VIP-o

TheAudience: A Stealthy, Celeb-Driven Startup Co-founded By Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel & Oliver Luckett

If you had to recruit the ideal team to help you navigate the intersection of technology, media, and celebrity, it probably wouldn't look much different from the partnership behind <a target="_blank"