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March 16th, 2022

Announcing our seed round led by Variant Fund
by Katherine Liu, co-founder of Formfunction

For years, I’ve had a running group chat where my artist friends and I compare tips, encourage each other, and lament about the stress of trying to make a living with our art. Each one of us is juggling three or four different jobs at the same time—from running Etsy shops to churning out 10-second TikToks and Instagram reels “for the algorithm.”

A meme has never been more true.
A meme has never been more true.

But for all the work it takes to be an artist, it’s far too easy to lose everything in an instant. I’ve lost count of how many artists have told me they were “shadowbanned” (or just flat out banned) from Instagram or Twitter—instantly losing the content they had spent so long creating and the audience they had built.

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March 4th, 2022

We’re happy to announce our partnership with Bundlr Network, which enables fast, multichain support for Arweave.

Arweave is among the first decentralized data networks. Because it is the only network that can store data permanently, it is the most secure way to store data.

By using Arweave through Bundlr, we’re ensuring that our data, including NFT metadata, is as secure as possible. Contrary to popular belief, the digital assets, metadata, and code of NFTs are not always stored on their native blockchain but may be stored on centralized servers. This leaves the NFTs at risk of being lost if there is a hard drive failure or if a node goes offline. Given how much effort, time, and money are invested in NFTs, this is a huge risk for creators and developers—and using Arweave and Bundlr removes this risk.

At Formfunction, it’s important that artists and collectors alike can trust that the NFTs they are creating and buying are stored in a decentralized and permanent way. We’re happy to offer the benefit of lasting, decentralized artwork to our users by partnering with Bundlr. As a team building for a multiyear paradigm shift in the web and creator economy, lasting infrastructure is one of our top priorities, and Bundlr helps us get there by providing the best set of tools for accessing Arweave.

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February 3rd, 2022

gm 🌟 Today, Formfunction—the 1/1 Solana NFT marketplace for independent creators—is LIVE! We’re thrilled to bring Formfunction into the world with an amazing group of launch artists.

Too many amazing artists to show in one screenshot; the art in the first row here is by Michael Hafftka, the art in the second row is by CH:LL.
Too many amazing artists to show in one screenshot; the art in the first row here is by Michael Hafftka, the art in the second row is by CH:LL.

We created Formfunction because we believe that the future of NFTs will be driven by independent artists and creators—illustrators, photographers, musicians, writers—who care deeply about their craft and take a long-term view of their work. Our mission is to support these creators’ journeys and help them make a living with NFTs.

Our goal isn’t just to build an amazing 1/1 art marketplace on Solana—we want to change the way creators make a living, for the better.