Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams secures $2.5m for creative collaboration app

  • Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has already hit 100,000 users in her new creative collaboration and talent discovery app Daisie, and has now closed the deal on $2.5m of investment.

    If Northern Ireland is famous for one thing in the world's eyes right now, it's definitely Game of Thrones. The popular TV series saw the debut of many talented actors and actresses, such as Maisie Williams, who may not have otherwise been discovered and afforded the opportunity they deserve.

    There could be a lot of talented actors and other creatives out there who just don't have the right contacts to break into the industry and lack the social reach to get noticed, and that's where Maisie Williams' new creative collaboration app Daisie comes in. The app functions as a social network for creatives and is designed to help them work together on creative projects while cutting out established industry gatekeepers.

    "Our mission is to see Daisie creators grow in confidence, take up space in their chosen fields, and build lasting careers. It's our hope that 'Made with Daisie' becomes synonymous with groundbreaking and impactful creativity at all levels, in all fields, and from creators of all kinds," the official website explains.

    The app has been in beta for some time and officially launched on May 9th this month, with exciting early stats. Over 100,000 people have signed up to the platform, and Maisie Williams and her business partner Dom Santry have also just closed on a $2.5m investment in the app, with plans for further rounds of investment in the future. The company has also been expanding its team, hiring developers familiar with apps that require rapid scaling.

    Source: TechCrunch, Daisie

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