What will emerge as the next big creator economy company? To find that out, we have built a database of private startups serving the millions of individuals making money off their online followings. Many founders think there’s still an opportunity to help creators connect with fans. Others are providing tax services or leveraging blockchain technologies. Altogether, they are attracting huge sums of money: 50 startups raised at least $2 billion in the first six months of 2021 alone. The data, based on U.S. startups that have taken outside capital this year, comes from our reporting, founders and investors, as well as influencer marketing firm NeoReach and estimates from PitchBook, a provider of private market data. We will continue to update it throughout the year. Read What We Learned From The Information’s Creator Economy Database.