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A $5 million seed round is raised for Komi, a landing page tool for content creato

In a $5 million seed round led by Contour Venture Partners, Komi, a website page builder tool enabling influencers and celebrities to construct and modify a landing page to promote their initiatives, said today that it has successfully raised its initial funding.

Launching in October 2021, Komi is meant to serve as a hub for content creators, musicians, athletes, celebrities, and other creative talent and personalities to promote their latest podcast episode, YouTube video, music album, merch drops, tour dates, meet-and-greet opportunities, social media accounts, and more.

“Komi was created to empower creators. Despite the fact that millions of people across the world make money from their online accounts, many of them do not have access to the necessary digital resources. Komi is working directly with the world’s best artists and their teams to produce the ‘all-in-one’ product suite needed to build a deeper, direct and more rewarding relationship with their audience,” said Lewis Crosbie, co-founder and CEO of Komi, in a statement.

The firm has also worked with key sites such as TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, Twitch and Shopify, allowing users to connect all their content and goods.

Data like total views, profits, clicks, and average clickthrough rate may all be gathered with the use of Komi’s backend tools (CTR).

Currently, entry to Komi is by invitation only, but the restaurant hopes to open to the public sometime in 2023. In order to use the service, you must pay a monthly fee of $10. Wix and Squarespace, two popular website builders, provide comparable services for as little as $16 per month.

Komi, a London-based business, told it anticipates more worldwide expansion in the coming months, but it would not disclose the actual number of users it now has. Fan interaction with Komi pages has increased by 40% month over month since debut, while user engagement has more than quadrupled in the same time span.

Crosbie recommends Komi to influencers of all sizes. A smaller-scale influencer, like my buddy Conrad, is perfectly viable in the Komi world. He doesn’t need a record company or a manager to make it big in the music industry; he can do it all on his own. [Komi] is self-serve,” Crosbie remarked. (Conrad is a relatively unknown British artist with over 100,000 Spotify listeners, 8,000 Instagram followers, and 1.07K YouTube subscribers.)

Crosbie further believes that the interface of Komi is more intuitive than that of Wix and Squarespace since it was made with creators in mind rather than company owners. Creators using platforms like Squarespace or Wix, which provide company templates, are often seen and handled as if they were SMEs when in fact they are not. They’re more like consumers. So it should be as simple for you and me,” he continued.

Komi’s landing page tool has the potential to aid a wide range of users, from managers of high-profile clients to one-man bands, as the creative economy expands to include an estimated 300 million creators worldwide.

Angel investors such as World Cup-winning soccer star Mario Gotze, former Victoria’s Secret Angel and model Taylor Hill, Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, and Spotify’s Director of Global Growth Sven Ahrens also took part in the round.