content creators

‘Cooking with Lynja’ star and ‘the internet’s grandma’ Lynn Yamada Davis has died

“Cooking with Lynja” star Lynn Yamada Davis, the TikTok creator known as “the internet’s grandma” and beloved for her quirky, educational cooking content, has died. She w

CNDO is a new ‘challenge-based’ social networking app for creators and fans

Tim Schaecker, a TikToker with 8.8 million followers and a member of the German boy band Elevator Boys, officially launched today a new social networking app in an effort to encourage other content cr

Twitch attire policy update shuts down the viral topless meta

Twitch is effectively banning the “topless meta” and other implied nudity streams with another update to its attire policy. Under the new policy, announced on Wednesday, streamers are no l

YouTube now lets you pause comments on videos

YouTube announced today a new comment moderation setting called “Pause” that lets creators and moderators prevent viewers from adding new comments yet keep existing comments on videos. Instead of

Live commerce startup TalkShopLive launches new app for sellers to broadcast on mobile

Live commerce platform TalkShopLive announced today its new Studio app for creators and brands, bringing an array of management and broadcast tools to mobile, including the ability to virtually collab

A former TikTok employee is building a social app for content creators to network and ‘spill the tea’

Canopy is a new peer-to-peer social networking app for content creators to connect, crowdsource information and, for lack of a better term, “spill the tea.” The company announced today the launch

Wattpad ditches ‘Paid Stories’ for a freemium model

After launching its “Paid Stories” program in 2019, the social storytelling platform Wattpad is now replacing it with a new freemium model called “Wattpad Originals” that gives authors the bes

Startup Tezza takes on VSCO with easy-to-use photo and video editing tools

Photo editing tools are becoming essential for content creators who want to establish their brands and stand apart from other creators. Tezza, the photo and video editing app founded by husband-and-wi

7 VCs explain why the creator economy still has legs

To learn more about the state of the creator economy industry and how investors are thinking, we surveyed seven VCs about where the industry is headed.

TikTok seeks aspiring artists to show off their talent in live music competition

TikTok announced Monday that it’s hosting a virtual talent show on TikTok Live to reward aspiring artists, giving them a chance to win up to 500,000 Diamond rewards. The event is called “Gimme the

Komi rolls out to the public with new creator tools, including on-page checkout

Komi, a digital storefront for content creators and celebrities, today announced its public launch along with new features, including the ability to sell products across multiple online stores in one

TikTok expands its ‘Series’ paywall feature to more creators

Previously only available to select content creators, TikTok’s Series feature is now available to users in 94 countries. The feature allows creators to lock a “series” of exclusive content behin

Thousands of Gen Z creators are using Fanfix to monetize content and interact with fans

More and more Gen Z users are hopping on the content creation train in an effort to earn a living beyond a regular 9-5 gig. According to a 2022 study by Adobe, around 45% of Gen Z creators surveyed sa

Mavn launches its app to connect influencers with brands and provide paid experiences

Mavn, a new female-founded startup that connects content creators with brands and other businesses, launched its app today, giving users access to a variety of experiences, from PR packages and paid p

Fantasy sports app Champions Round raises $7M to build new content creator feature

Champions Round, a fantasy league startup that caters to Gen Z sports fans, announced today that it raised $7 million in new Series A funding. The funding round will go toward developing a new “Crea

Avoiding the pitfalls of OnlyFans with Rosie Nguyen from Fanhouse

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week, Darrell and Becca catch up with Rosie Nguyen, the co-founder and CCO of Fanhouse, a startup that helps content creators

Komi, a landing page tool for content creators, raises $5M seed round

Komi, a personalized website page builder tool for influencers and celebrities to create and customize a landing page to promote their projects, today closed a $5 million seed round led by Contour Ven

Patreon competitor Fanfix launches ‘SuperLink,’ a link-in-bio platform aimed at Gen Z creators

Fanfix, the Patreon-style platform focused on Gen Z, announced today the launch of SuperLink, a standalone monetization-focused link-in-bio platform that displays a creator’s Fanfix page. Fanfix pre

Robin Games debuts PLAYHOUSE, an interior design game you can both play and shop

Women-led mobile gaming startup Robin Games raised funding around the idea of carving out a new niche in the market of “lifestyle gaming.” The idea, the company explained at the time of it

Solana co-founder says NFTs have ’50 different use cases’ that can onboard millions this year

New NFT use cases stretch from gaming to music, and Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says he sees enough startup activity focused on those areas to feel optimistic about the digital assets more generally.
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