Stanly Raises $8M Pre-Series A

Stanly, a Los Angeles, CA-based provider of a platform designed for fans to connect, engage, and celebrate their favorite fandoms, raised $8M in Pre-Series A funding.

The round was led by Adrian Cheng’s C Capital, with participation from AppWorks, Goodwater, Palm Drive Capital, and others.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its team across various departments, including engineering, operations, creator support, marketing, and sales.

Founded in 2023 by Rebecca Leung, Liberty City Ventures, and Popular Culture, Stanly provides an app that offers fan-to-fan and artist-to-fan communication and commerce, allowing users to join or create fan-generated artist fans clubs on the platform. In these fandoms, users can discover exclusive content, participate in gaming, chat, earn rewards, shop, and stay updated on the latest news and events.

Since its beta launch in February, Stanly has attracted over 200,000 members. The platform currently supports 50 popular fandoms, including those for Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, BTS, Post Malone and more. With over 300 additional fandoms on the waitlist, the platform is poised for significant expansion in the coming months.