“Creator platforms flourish when they provide opportunity for anyone to grow and succeed,” Li Jin writes. “When the American Dream is just a dream, the fate of platforms becomes precarious.” How can creator platforms provide paths for upward mobility and democratize opportunities to succeed for creators beyond the 1% of top stars? We’re hosting a conversation to discuss the question at the heart of Li’s latest longform essay.
Li is the founder of Atelier, a venture firm that invests in early-stage startups in the passion economy. She was previously a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a product manager at Shopkick. She hosts “Means of Creation,” a talk show about the passion economy with (former Highlighter guest!) Nathan Baschez.