Bump raises $3 million seed to help creators manage finances


Bump, a platform founded by James Jones and Anton Koyalov, has raised $3 million in seed funding to address the financial management challenges faced by creators. Inspired by his father’s struggles to manage finances as a musician and preacher, Jones launched Bump in 2020 to support creators in tracking income, negotiating deals, and building wealth opportunities for themselves and their families.

During the pandemic, many creators faced uncertainties about earning money, prompting the need for a solution like Bump. The platform allows creators to monitor their income and market value, empowering them to make informed decisions and improve their financial health. In partnership with Mastercard, Bump introduced the Bump Creator Credit Card, offering creators fee-free banking options and the ability to earn interest on cash deposits.

Despite facing challenges in fundraising, including market conditions and investor skepticism towards creator economy companies, Bump persevered and closed its seed round in six months. Investors like ImpactX, Capitalize, and Serac Ventures recognized the importance of supporting the creator economy and backed Bump’s vision.

Oliver Libby, managing partner at H/L Ventures, emphasized the lack of financial infrastructure and support for creators, making Bump’s platform particularly valuable in addressing this gap. With plans to expand and refine its infrastructure, Bump aims to empower creators to navigate financial challenges and build sustainable businesses.

For Jones, creating a company like Bump has been a passion rooted in his desire to solve real-world problems and empower individuals to achieve financial success. Despite the challenges of entrepreneurship, Jones remains committed to his mission and sees immense value in the impact Bump can make in the lives of creators.

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