The media startups VCs say will take off in 2020


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Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Before we get started, I’m hosting a digital event on Wednesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. ET on how influencers are earning money in 2020. I will be speaking live with YouTube creators Shelby Church, Ruby Asabor, and Katy Bellotte on the state of the influencer industry, how they built their online audiences, and how they’ve adapted their businesses during the pandemic. Sign up here.

Alright, onto this week’s rundown.

My colleagues Ashley Rodriguez and Dan Whateley asked 11 top venture-capital investors which media startups they thought would thrive in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — and why.

They asked each VC to pick two companies,

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