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Komi founder: ‘NFTs 2.0’ can boost creator economy | Fi5

Komi founder and CEO

Lewis Crosbie is the co-founder and CEO of Komi, a software platform and “one-stop-shop” for creators.

The startup has developed a platform that aims to bring features found on Shopify, Patreon, and Linktree into one place to help creators engage with their fans around the world.

Celebrities on the platform include Lizzo, Idris Elba, Addison Rae, Matthew McConaughey, Elton John and Usher.

Last month, the London-based startup raised $5m (£4.1m) in a seed funding round led by Contour Venture Partners.

Komi was founded in 2019 and has an additional office in California.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Crosbie explains how to avoid an early-stage hiring trap, why he admires the CEO of Patreon and why he’s still bullish on NFTs despite the crypto downturn....