Big news today from Patreon, the arts patronage platform, and founder Jack Conte with the announcement of a $15 million Series A round of investment. Patreon has an impressive list of investors, shared below, as well as some "fun" metrics that also impress. In addition, from noon to 3 pm EDT today Patreon is holding a community discussion which should include more about the news. Patreon, the patronage crowdfunding platform founded by musician and videomaker Jack Conte, with co-founder Sam Yam, has moved well beyond its beginnings featuring YouTube music stars and into the full range of creators Conte originally...

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