Community Get LBRY Use LBRY on your computer or phone Frequently Asked Questions Got questions? We probably have answers! News The latest from the LBRY team and community Chat Talk with LBRY fans and team members, right now Blockchain Explorer Lookup transactions and claims on the LBRY blockchain Creators Publish to LBRY Make your content available to everyone using LBRY YouTube Partner Program Sync your content instantly and start earning Creator Questions Frequently asked questions and answers for creators lbry.fund Content Funding Get support for your latest creation Company The Team Meet the people building LBRY and why they're doing it Contact Have a question or want to connect with the LBRY, Inc. team? Credit Reports Quarterly reports on LBRY's funds Developers LBRY.tech Find a technical overview, specification, APIs, and more The Spec Read a formal technical description of how LBRY works GitHub All LBRY code is public and open-source Contributor's Guide Become a contributor to the LBRY project Menu Download

$500K in VC Funds from Pillar et al

Samuel Bryan • Sep 7 2016

We've hinted at this news in the past week, but now it's official: Pillar VC is leading a $500,000 seed funding round for LBRY!

Pillar VC

Pillar is a perfect fit for LBRY, with the mission of "treating founders the way we would want to be treated." This is precisely what LBRY is trying to achieve for digital content creators – a distribution system that connects them directly to their fans with no intermediary taking a cut of their profits. We want to give creators the power to say, "No, thank you!" to YouTube and other big media companies that exercise control over their users' original content.

LBRY is humbled at this endorsement. Beyond helping us grow our dev team and deliver better software faster, we hope this news also serves to show that we take our primary goal seriously: every film, song, book, and app ever made – available anywhere. Pillar VC is operated by determined visionaries who conducted careful due diligence in funding LBRY. With their help, we will provide the content distribution protocol of the future.

These funds will be used to advance the development of our beta as quickly as possible. We will have a Windows version released this month. By the end of this year, we are anticipating opening up the beta app – and going to full product release in 2017. No more waiting lists!

Click Here to Read the Full Press Release

Photo of Samuel Bryan
Samuel Bryan · · ·

Much of our writing is a collaboration between LBRY team members, so we use SamueL BRYan to share credit. Sam has become a friend... an imaginary friend... even though we're adults...