This week on Means of Creation, we spoke to Sam Lessin!

Sam is currently the co-founder of Fin and General Partner at Slow Ventures. He also writes a column at The Information called Modest Proposals that covers creators, platforms, and startups writ large.

He was formerly a vice president of product management at Facebook from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining Facebook Sam founded drop.io, a file-sharing platform that was acquired by Facebook in 2010.

In this interview, we are going to talk to Sam about:

- Equity financing for influencers

- How platforms’ attitudes towards creators has changed over the years

- The creator revenue streams that will be significant in the next few years

- Why Reels won’t really stop TikTok’s growth and how Instagram can incentivise creators

- Slow’s early investment in Clubhouse.

- What to look for in early-stage social platforms before they’ve proved scale and network effects

- The success of OnlyFans and how it fits in with the societal problem of only needing 1,000 true fans to be successful online

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