Podfund announced that they have made a strategic investment into Atypical Artists. Atypical will use the capital to fund original new shows from both in-house talent and their robust network of up-and coming writers, directors, actors, composers, sound designers and engineers.
The investment in Atypical Artists signals a deeper move into the world of audio fiction for Podfund, and our continued commitment to enabling independent creators.
We’ve long been admirers of Atypical, impressed from afar by their creative integrity and ambition. We started talking with Lauren and the team last fall and once we got to know each other, were even more eager to find a way to work together. Not only do they create rich, powerful stories, but they are incredible role models and advocates for the independent podcast community. We couldn’t be happier to be officially in their corner.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that the deal comes as the year-and-a-half-old Atypical preps several upcoming projects including romantic comedy Life with Lea(h) and musical Strange Woods. Podfund and Atypical aren’t disclosing the terms of the deal.
Atypical Artists is built on the belief that to make the most compelling stories, you need to empower a diverse and passionate set of creators; in other words, make neat stuff with neat people.
Founded by Lauren Shippen, Jordan Cope and Briggon Snow in 2019, Atypical Artists is an all-in-house production studio cultivating fresh narratives across a wide-breadth of entertainment mediums, from a core background of fiction podcast storytelling. The team’s expertise in making audio drama podcasts from soup to nuts has Atypical Artists uniquely poised to help push the medium even further and bring audio storytelling to a whole new group of listeners.