The biggest moonshots in YC’s S22 batch

Do bigger checks lead to bigger swings? Y Combinator’s latest participants are the second batch to land a $500,00 check as part of the accelerator’s recently refreshed standard deal. And while the

SoftBank leads $150M round for Firework’s shoppable video

Firework provides tools for retailers and consumer brands to tap into their own customer data to build engaging video experiences across their own digital properties and social channels.

Drip aims to provide thrill of live commerce to NFTs, physical collectibles

Drip is "Shopify for livestream commerce,” providing tooling so users can run live stream auctions, drops or buy it now formats via Drip’s existing marketplace. 

Kickstarter reboots its Patreon competitor, Drip

Kickstarter hasn’t done a lot with Drip since acquiring the service from the Ghostly International record label a year and a half ago. Since then, the site has mostly continued its mission of helpin

Kickstarter buys Drip, a community for independent musicians

Kickstarter has made its first acquisition after the crowdfunding site snapped up Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the pla

Expa-Backed Drip Gives Artists A Membership Layer For Their Most Engaged Fans

At a time where the conversation around artist compensation is truly heating up (and being led by T-Swift herself), Expa startup studio has announced it is backing Drip, a platform that lets artis

UK Emergency Surveillance Law Criticized For Being Overly Broad, Vague And Draconian

Late last week it emerged that the UK government intended to railroad emergency surveillance legislation through Parliament just before the summer recess -- meaning members of parliament would not be