Visual content is a big part of the future of the internet — and Visually’s investors are counting on it. We’re thrilled to announce the closing of our Series A financing round with $8.1 million. The round was led by Crosslink Ventures and included investments from Correlation Ventures, SoftTechVC, 500 Startups, Giza Ventures, Quest Ventures, and Kapor Capital (Mitch Kapor). In the months ahead, we’ll be hard at work putting the investment toward a drastic shift in visual content creation and making it easier for global creatives to collaborate with each other and with customers. We’ll be using the funding to enter new markets and increase our supply of global talent touching on every aspect of the creation process, from ideation and data analysis, to distribution. The traditional agency model of content creation was conceived in a time before the internet provided the connection and communication possibilities that make a marketplace model a reality. Visually is rethinking that model and developing a marketplace for custom visual content produced by some of the best designers around the world. We’ve seen 10-fold growth since we launched our Project Center in 2013, and we’re on pace to keep the same trajectory through 2014. Our marketplace draws from our community of over 100,000 creatives, with a payout back to creatives of over $2 million to date. With hundreds of projects a month, no other premium creative marketplace has achieved the same scale as us. If you’re one of our certified creatives, hold tight and get your noodles ready to create even more! If you’re a marketer, get ready to have your content creation world revolutionized!