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Next 10 Ventures Fuels Growth of Online Creator Ecosystem with Strategic Investments in GoMeta, SuperBam, STAGE TEN and AnalyzeLog

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Next 10 Ventures, a venture group focused on the global Creator economy, today announced its first round of minority investments in a set of Asia Pacific and North America-based companies advancing the enterprise layer of the global Creator ecosystem. 

The first investments from the company since its incorporation in early 2018 include: US-based GoMeta, which provides a software suite for anyone to make interactive content and design their own AR, VR, gaming and education experiences; creator-first digital rights management provider SuperBam; Toronto-based live social broadcasting platform STAGE TEN; and AnalyzeLog, a digital agency for Kids & Family Creators in Japan. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Next 10 Ventures is led by Benjamin Grubbs, formerly YouTube’s Global Director of Top Creator Partnerships. Grubbs founded the company with a desire to propel the long-term growth and sustainability of the creator ecosystem. Its mission is to enrich, inspire and entertain consumers via the products and services it helps incubate and operate through partnerships with Creators.   

“We set out last year to allocate capital against consumer-facing products and services we want to incubate in-house, and to invest directly into Creators via incubators and venture deals,” said Benjamin Grubbs, Founder and CEO of Next 10 Ventures. “We know Creators will continue to rely on tools and services to power their growth across the various video and social platforms. So in 2018, we made seed-stage investments to support entrepreneurs who are building companies that serve and support hundreds of thousands of creators. We are impressed with our first investment cohort’s growth to date, and are very encouraged by a strong global deal flow as we begin to seek investments for our 2019 cohort.”

“At GoMeta, we are focused on building next-generation creativity tools. Next 10 Ventures, with its focus on the global creator ecosystem, has been a powerful partner in these endeavors,” said Dmitry Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO of GoMeta and former CTO of MySpace. “The Next 10 Ventures team has unique expertise and background that will help us bring powerful creative tools to millions of people globally.”

“We are pleased to work with Next 10 Ventures as an investor,” said Dave Lazar, CEO of STAGE TEN. “Ben Grubbs and his team have a track record of innovation in online video that will bolster our strategic expansion efforts and help us bring live, interactive, and transactional content capabilities to creators around the globe.”

“At SuperBam we’re focused on providing the best possible service to creators,” said Rian Bosak, Founder and CEO or SuperBam. “As a creator-first company, a financial partner who understands this space is important. Ben has built something with Next 10 Ventures that highly aligns with our mission and we could not have asked for a better firm to partner with"

“By Next 10 Ventures investing in AnalyzeLog, we will be able to expand globally not only with strong partnerships with creators and content companies in Japan but also to collaborate with creators and companies abroad,” said Minoru Hagiwara, Co-Founder of AnalyzeLog. “We hope that their investment in us will be an effective bridge for international users and players to the special and unique market in Japan.”

These strategic minority investments follow on the heels of two recently launched programs from Next 10 Ventures: A global EduCreator Incubator and the iflix Southeast Asia Creators Hub. To learn more about Next 10 Ventures, its portfolio investments or its ongoing Creator programs, please visit: 

About Next 10 Ventures
Next 10 Ventures is a new kind of venture group focused on the Creator economy with dual headquarters in Los Angeles and Singapore. Our team consists of a mix of marketers, product managers, and education leaders from the likes of YouTube / Google, eBay, Facebook, Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting, and Disney -- who have helped scale products and services to billions of people worldwide.

Next 10 Ventures focuses on the intersection of content, commerce and community. As an operating company, we take a comprehensive approach to building and scaling consumer brands and businesses from concept and incubation to operations. As an investment company, we actively invest in entrepreneurs building tools and services for the Creator ecosystem. We’re passionate about finding and empowering artists, storytellers, entrepreneurs and educators of all ages, from anywhere in the world, who are building interesting brands and businesses on video and social media platforms.  Visit us at:


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