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November 21, 2013 10:45 ET

Tubestart Becomes Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform for Leading YouTube Network Fullscreen to Increase Revenue and Reach for Content Creators

Tubestart, the First and Only Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Content Creators, Is Among Select Group of Third-Party Service Providers for Fullscreen's "Sign In With Fullscreen" Feature

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - Tubestart (www.tubestart.com), the innovative crowdfunding platform for YouTube content creators, announced today its partnership with the world's largest independent network of YouTube creators, Fullscreen (www.fullscreen.net), to offer its platform as part of the studio's "Sign In with Fullscreen" feature that launched this week. Fullscreen's partnership with Tubestart will enable a community of thousands of content creators who together get more than 3 billion monthly views to have access to additional revenue streams to help grow their audience reach.

Tubestart launched in August 2013 to cater to niche-genre content creators with dedicated audiences to help raise production funds via several available funding models: subscriptions, fixed and flexible campaigns. Co-founder and CEO Josef Holm recognized the need for additional digital video monetization models, saying that "YouTube receives billions of monthly visits and comprises a substantial percentage of web traffic. Yet, the current ad-based monetization model is not serving content creators or their fans to the fullest potential."

The "Sign In with Fullscreen" feature was rolled out this week and offers top-of-the-line third-party apps and services in an effort to improve content quality and revenue building. In a statement, Fullscreen Founder and CEO George Strompolos said, "Since day one, our mission has been to empower the next generation of video creators on a global scale. With the launch of 'Sign In with Fullscreen,' we can seamlessly integrate into the Fullscreen Creator Platform a wide range of third-party partners who complement our mission."

"We're honored that tubestart has been selected by the largest independent multichannel network provider to be a part of its mission to better serve YouTube content creators," said Josef Holm. "This is not only a wonderful partnership between Fullscreen and tubestart, but it's also a great opportunity for our crowdfunding platform to continue to demonstrate its unique ability to serve the fans, followers and funding needs of the digital video marketplace."

Fullscreen brings together some of the most popular online entertainers and artists in the world with top brands like NBC Universal, Cartoon Network and AARP to deliver targeted messaging to the network's more than 200 million subscribers.

For more information on tubestart and how to raise money and awareness for video content creators, please visit www.tubestart.com.

About Tubestart
Launched in August 2013, tubestart is the first crowdfunding platform dedicated to the million-plus YouTube content creators and their billion fans. This innovative platform allows creators to monetize content and create subscription- and rewards-based funding campaigns utilizing existing fan bases while connecting with new audiences.

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