June 25, 2021
LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Happs, the community-driven live video platform for independent creators, has raised a $4.7 million post-seed funding round led by Bullpen Capital. The round included participation from Crosslink, Goodwater and Corazon, who led Happs’s seed round, and brings total funding to date to $6.2 million. Rob Hayes of First Round Capital and former Instagram head of growth Bangaly Kaba also participated in the round.
Founded by Mark Goldman, David Neuman and Drew Shepard, former media and tech executives from CNN, Walt Disney, 20th Century FOX and Reserve, Happs is the first livestreaming platform that allows creators to collaborate on broadcasts across platforms – for example enabling a YouTube creator and Twitch streamer to team up – and share their content simultaneously with their audiences on multiple channels. While broadcasting on Happs, creators are able to produce and share the same live content for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and other social media channels, rather than produce individual pieces for each network, in order to maximize their audience-reach and give critical time back to busy creators.
“Happs seamlessly allows creators to broadcast their best content and meet their fans how they want to be met,” said Happs CEO and co-founder Mark Goldman. “We’ve built a powerful livestreaming platform that facilitates connections and makes collaboration effortless while helping creators find their voice and achieve creative and financial independence.” Read rest here.