Tellie Raises $10M to Onboard Creators to Web3
Tellie, a sitebuilder for Web2 and Web3 creators, announced on Tuesday that it had raised over $10 million in Series A funding. New investors Malibu Point Capital, Galaxy Digital, Osage Venture Partners, Dapper Labs, SXSW Innovation Fund, and Gaingels joined existing investors including Corazon Capital, TQ Ventures, and Upfront Ventures which incubated the company.
Tellie is a no-code content and commerce platform that gives creators the tools to express themselves, build relationships, and make a living from their creativity. Creators can build pages with exclusive content, products, tickets, and other access while using Polygon, Ethereum, Binance, Avalanche, and Flow tokens, with support for Solana coming soon.
“For too long, platforms have locked creators inside walled gardens, controlling their creativity, their audience, and their livelihood,” said Kim Nortman, CEO of Tellie. “Tellie gives creators the tools to tell their story, take their fans anywhere, and participate long-term in the value they create.”
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This new round of fundraising will be used to hire across the company, open up the platform to all creators, and launch the Tellie Collections marketplace to build the onramp from web2 to web3. The Collections will be minted on creator-owned smart contracts via Polygon, without any gas fees. Currently in private Beta, creators can mint NFTs that can be used to unlock gated pages on Tellie. Soon all creators will be able to mint and sell Collections on Tellie, and fans will be able to purchase them using cryptocurrency or credit card while unlocking exclusive content and experiences.