The Luupe, a New York-based one-stop production marketplace connecting brands to a global community of women photographers and diverse creators, raised $3M in Seed funding.
The round was led by Wave with participation from Jenny Lefcourt, General Partner at Freestyle. Prior participation included strategic angels such as Tracy Kim, Former CEO of Aaptiv & Chief of Staff at Shutterstock; Jody Vandergriff, CEO at Seeker, Founder & CEO at WebDAM (Acquired by Shutterstock); and Lee Torrens, early employee at Canva.
The company intends to use the funds to hire across marketing, sales and engineering and scale workflow features within the marketplace.
Led by Keren Sachs, CEO & Founder, The Luupe provides a one-stop production platform designed to connect brands with professional creators across the globe, giving access to resources and opportunities that boost creator’s impact and income, while streamlining traditional workflows for brands to create content, at scale.
Brand partners include Sweetgreen, Go Henry, Sierra Club and many more.