The Internet has given creators a lot of interesting ways to sustain their work and lives. USV has invested in some of them; Kickstarter, Drip, Etsy, SoundCloud, Shapeways, Splice, YouNow, Wattpad, and Skillshare. Other notable platforms for creators are YouTube and Patreon.
The typical creators who take advantage of these platforms are video artists, musicians, podcasters, crafters, designers, and inventors.
But hackers are also creators and they make a lot of interesting things that are worth supporting, even if they don’t turn into popular applications.
AVC community member Kevin Marshall is a great example of a hacker who is always building something new and interesting.
And he has a Drip page where you can support his work. He has 32 supporters as of today but I feel like he should have way more than that. He has made so many fun apps over the years that tens of thousands of people have used.
I really like the idea that hackers are creators and need the same kinds of services to support their work and themselves that other artists have. And I really appreciate Kevin showing the way here.