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Creator Ventures launches $20m first fund to back startups advancing how humans interact

Creator Ventures, a new venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage consumer-internet companies advancing how people interact, has held the close of its first fund at $20 million.

The fund will invest in category-defining startups, often alongside celebrities and creators from music, sport, television, social, and more. 

Creator Ventures was born from the Creative Investment Club, a syndicate fund established in 2019 to invest in startups across consumer-social, consumer-technology and the creator economy. The syndicate enabled celebrities and creators to back startups from Pre-Seed to Series A. This syndicate fund shared deals exclusively with large-scale content creators, athletes, actors and other celebrities. 

Following early successes with this syndicate, the two co-founders have launched a venture capital fund to continue their investment strategy. Co-investing strategically alongside influencers and celebrities, including Grammy-award-winning artists, BAFTA-award-winning actors, and premiership footballers.

Investors in Creator Ventures include venture funds-of-funds, family offices and founders of unicorns, several creators and media personalities, and senior leaders from Kaletsky’s former employer, Bridgepoint.

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