Funding Friday: Shantell Martin

I support a bunch of artists on Kickstarter’s new Drip service.

One of my favorites is Shantell Martin.

She draws her dreams and makes music and shares her work regularly with her backers.

It’s great to get a little bit from her on a regular basis.

Check out her page and maybe back her and see what that is like.

UPDATE: AVC regular Kevin Marshall just joined Drip today. Good timing. I backed him too. If you want to do the same, you can do that here.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    “” – dark humour.

  2. DJL

    What a cool idea. This is essentially a crowd-sourced version of the age old “patron” model of supporting artists. Even Michelangelo needed funding!

  3. Sebastián Aldasoro

    I read ”it’s great to get little bit from her on regular basis” and thought about what artists create, and what is their work made off. It resonated with me that yes, artists create out of themselves, putting a bit of their soul and mind to everything they create. And that’s what we get, pieces of them, pieces of their emotions, memories, visions and soul. I usually discuss with artists friends that we people who work on business use the same creative energy that artists do but with a different outcome, and that we too use our minds and souls to create. But they usually disagree and think it’s not the same force, as if creative force used for business isn’t as pure. What do you think guys?

    1. Chimpwithcans

      I would tell your artist friends to follow this “business-world” blog for a month and tell you then if there isn’t art in it.

    2. awaldstein

      Do i think artists and business people are wired differently–most assuredly.Do I think that the very best artists go to work just like we all do–absolutely and this post on one of my heroes who said it best;”Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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    3. Kirsten Lambertsen

      I dunno. I do both. And, for me, it’s the same drive: to put something into the world that I think should exist.

    4. Joe Cardillo

      Well, if we’re being honest, there’s a difference between creatives and business people, with lots of crossover of course.Artists often have amazing vision, but the feelings and experience that they have and want their audiences to have are the overarching driver. That’s not always true about startups/founders/business owners who are following growth.There is an art in the latter, but how many businesses will shut down if the feeling/experience isn’t right? Of course that’s a double edge sword, and it hampers a creative’s ability to grow a business in many cases, too. But it’s interesting and worth considering.

      1. Sebastián Aldasoro

        Interesting opinion Joe, thanks!

  4. awaldstein

    Wonder if there are numbers to share on this Drip service.It is a great idea, though poorly understood i might bet. In many ways as important and disruptive as the original idea though requires a different approach,

    1. falicon

      It’s too new to have serious numbers, but I will keep you posted on how my experience goes at the very least ;-)btw – is *the* place to go if you want to be an official, founding, backer of mine…

  5. Vendita Auto

    Used to follow Marvel comic strips “The Russian”… even covered TheRussian (com) as poss social vodka brand marketing thing still never got round to it. Time & tide. Sooo like to see the energy and the warp speed mindset jump being with like minded people at that timeline can give you.

  6. Mark Annett

    @Fred Wilson, You Rock!

  7. Jeremy Shatan

    Drip seems cool – a lot like Patreon, which has been around for years (and in the news for unfortunate reasons recently: https://www.washingtonpost…. – and Shantell definitely knows what’s she’s doing on this kind of platform. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mark Essel

    Yeah, instantly sub’d to Kevin when I saw his post. He’s a creative force for good in the cosmos and will def checkout Shantell.

    1. falicon

      Too kind my friend, too kind. Thank you!

  9. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Omigosh, so glad I happened to stop back by and see the note about @falicon:disqus ! Subscribed 🙂

    1. falicon

      Thank you! I’m so glad you stopped back too! 😉

  10. Donna Brewington White

    Thanks for the heads up on Kevin’s Drip. I don’t even care what it is. I’m in.