CouRage Hits Massive Subscriber Milestone on Twitch and Sends Out Heartfelt Message to His Supporters - Dexerto
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CouRage Hits Massive Subscriber Milestone on Twitch and Sends Out Heartfelt Message to His Supporters

Published: 5/Jul/2018 16:57 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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After taking a leap of faith and dedicating himself fully to his Twitch and YouTube channels, former Call of Duty caster Jack “CouRage” Dunlop has hit a mammoth subscriber count, and sent out a sincere message of thanks to his fans.

CouRage was a fan favorite caster, working full time with MLG to cover various events and the CWL circuit, and reached the pinnacle in 2017 when he was given the opportunity to cast the World Championship grand final.

But, midway through the 2018 season, CouRage made an announcement that came as a surprise to many – that he would step down from his full time position at MLG to pursue another passion of his.

Always an entertainer and with a charismatic personality, he already had a considerable following on social media, but wanted to see if he could take it to the next level by becoming a full time streamer.

Shortly after departing MLG, he was also unveiled as the newest member of OpTic Gaming’s content creation team, joining the organization in Texas and participating in their many shows.

But his main focus remained his personal Twitch stream and YouTube channel, which along with the massive popularity of Fortnite, has been on a strong upward trajectory since.

And on July 4th, less than six months since he left MLG, CouRage hit 10,000 paying subscribers on his Twitch channel – a feat he wouldn’t have imagined of hitting so fast.

In addition to his subscriber count, he is also fast approaching 500,000 followers on Twitch and has soared past 5 million total channel views.

And his YouTube channel has also enjoyed considerable growth, now creeping up on a quarter of a million subscribers – and growing rapidly, with an average of 2,500 new subscribers every day over the last month.

His Twitter and Instagram pages have also seen constant growth, and so his leap of faith has so far paid off massively for the once aspiring caster.


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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.