Tubestart is a Content and Audience Development Platform

We provide creators with the right support, crowdfunding models, merchandise sales tools, network and brand integrations to bring their video projects to life.

How it all began...

Josef Holm Claude Shires

Tubestart was founded in 2013 by Josef Holm and Claude Shires to solve a problem that most online video creators have in common with other independent content producers: lack of funding for their projects and limited revenue streams. When the two started working on their first YouTube channel "StandUpBits", they soon realized that:

It was expensive to produce, license, edit, encode and upload high quality content.

It was nearly impossible to make enough money from online ads to make a living and continue to produce quality content.

Mainstream crowdfunding platforms didn't offer video creators the tools or the audience needed for success.

Tubestart Features

Raise Money Your Way

Fixed, Flexible, Subscripton & Pledge models available.

Co-Funding by Brand Partners

Connecting creators with brands to get projects funded.

Auto Reward Fulfilment

Connect your merch store for hands free reward sales & fulfillment.

Supporter Only Updates

Share video updates exclusively with your supporters.

Social Media Integration

Easily connect all your social media accounts to share updates.

Hands On Support

Top notch support by our YouTube certified project managers.

Managed Projects

No time to run a project? We can do it for you.


Run your project in any of these currencies: US$, € or £


Join our video focused creator and supporter community.