29 min

[Creator Summit] Figma & Patreon on Why Everyone is Talking About Creators‪?‬ Index Audio

    • Technology

Guests:
*Jack Conte* co-founder and CEO of Patreon, *Dylan Field* co-founder and CEO of Figma & *Danny Rimer* Partner at Index Ventures

Creators are a new class of worker. They work in our growing digital economy, building and sharing their creations across the internet. They are defining the future of art, the future of self-expression, and the future of work. But what's driving this new economy, and why is it at an inflection point today?

Hear two of the founders of today’s creator economy discuss its past, present and future: Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, and Dylan Field, co-founder and CEO of Figma.

Moderated by Index partner Danny Rimer, an early investor in both companies, Conte and Field begin by debating the core attributes of creators. They move to the importance of community and monetisation, and the possibilities of NFTs – non-fungible tokens based on cryptocurrency blockchains, which creators are now using to sell digital artworks such as memes, videos, image files and songs. They discuss the nascent and as-yet-unimagined business models that will support media and arts in the 21st century, allowing creatives and their fans to capture more value than advertisers and intermediaries such as record companies and social media networks. Finally they turn to the size and influence of global ‘niches’, the consequences of democratising the creator mindset, and the future of global celebrity.

Guests:
*Jack Conte* co-founder and CEO of Patreon, *Dylan Field* co-founder and CEO of Figma & *Danny Rimer* Partner at Index Ventures

Creators are a new class of worker. They work in our growing digital economy, building and sharing their creations across the internet. They are defining the future of art, the future of self-expression, and the future of work. But what's driving this new economy, and why is it at an inflection point today?

Hear two of the founders of today’s creator economy discuss its past, present and future: Jack Conte, co-founder and CEO of Patreon, and Dylan Field, co-founder and CEO of Figma.

Moderated by Index partner Danny Rimer, an early investor in both companies, Conte and Field begin by debating the core attributes of creators. They move to the importance of community and monetisation, and the possibilities of NFTs – non-fungible tokens based on cryptocurrency blockchains, which creators are now using to sell digital artworks such as memes, videos, image files and songs. They discuss the nascent and as-yet-unimagined business models that will support media and arts in the 21st century, allowing creatives and their fans to capture more value than advertisers and intermediaries such as record companies and social media networks. Finally they turn to the size and influence of global ‘niches’, the consequences of democratising the creator mindset, and the future of global celebrity.

29 min

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