Patreon has fed a hotbed of homemade art and bootstrap media. Now it’s looking to get more professional.
The crowdfunding platform launched a sleek brand overhaul and a host of new creator tools on Wednesday in a bid to cast itself as a serious business builder for scrappy bedroom artists and established entertainers alike.
Among the new features are Patreon’s own paywalled take on Snapchat’s stories feature (a seeming rite of passage for social tech companies these days), as well as a partnership for gated livestreaming. Creators will also have more measurement options to better understand their subscriber bases. Read more…
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