Creatively announced a $5 million Seed round of venture capital for its job board marketplace focused on creative talent. Launched in 2020, during the pandemic, Creatively has seen some initial growth.
More than 125,000 creatives and 650 plus brands already have joined our community, and with this new funding Creatively is positioned for our next phase of growth.Gregory Gittrich, CEO of Creatively
Creatively’s claims that its community reflects the diversity across the full spectrum of the creative world. Reportedly, more than 60% of the creatives who have signed up identify as BIPOC. Creatively recently partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to launch IMPACT, an initiative to help support Black and Brown creatives in fashion and beyond with the immediate goal to create job opportunities. Creatively also works with a variety of schools (Parsons, Pratt, FIT, NYU, Yale, Bronx Community College, City College of New York, Yale, SCAD, University of Cincinnati, Academy of Art University, among others) as well as nonprofits, such as Born This Way Foundation, to help creatives find work.
There previously really hasn’t been a job platform built for creatives. Creatively solves that problem. This is the LinkedIn for the creative world.Lisa Dolan, Managing Director of Link Ventures who led the Seed round
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