Company

Storyblaster was founded by three acclaimed creative entrepreneurs who have a unique mix of critical and  commercial success in software creation and delivery, social media marketing, and all aspects of storytelling and story selling.

Our varied backgrounds—writing and producing Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe winning TV shows, authoring best-selling books, making award-winning video games, websites, and branded entertainment, and raising millions of dollars for our endeavors, projects and non-profits—gives us a keen understanding of how crucial great storytelling is to your commercial and creative success.

The ability to tell an effective story is fundamental to cutting through the noise; connecting you emotionally and authentically with your target audience, increasing engagement, fundraising, and sales, and helping you achieve your goals.

We believe the ability to tell your story and touch your audience should be possible for every creative, small business owner, and community-based organization. Storyblaster’s templates are perfect for those with little time, money, or marketing savvy, and make social media success easy, attainable, affordable, and measurable for all.

We are proud of our talented, dedicated, and diverse team, and strive to continually improve our user experience. We’d love your feedback on how our products are working for you, and how to make them even better.

crowdfunding fundraising software company

Storyblaster was founded by three acclaimed creative entrepreneurs who have a unique mix of critical and commercial success in software creation and delivery, social media marketing, and all aspects of storytelling and story selling.

Our varied backgrounds—writing and producing Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe winning TV shows, authoring best-selling books, making award-winning video games, websites, and branded entertainment, and raising millions of dollars for our endeavors, projects and non-profits—gives us a keen understanding of how crucial great storytelling is to your commercial and creative success.

The ability to tell an effective story is fundamental to cutting through the noise; connecting you emotionally and authentically with your target audience, increasing engagement, fundraising, and sales, and helping you achieve your goals.

We believe the ability to tell your story and touch your audience should be possible for every creative, small business owner, and community-based organization. Storyblaster’s templates are perfect for those with little time, money, or marketing savvy, and make social media success easy, attainable, affordable, and measurable for all.

We are proud of our talented, dedicated, and diverse team. We strive to constantly improve our products and user experience, and we’d love to hear your feedback toward that end.

crowdfunding fundraising software company

Founders

Maxine Lapiduss

CEO

Maxine is a Golden Globe winning, 4-time Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer/showrunner who has created and produced series, pilots, and content for major networks, channels, studios and brands.

An entrepreneur and thought leader, Maxine combines her expertise and experience in fundraising sales, branding, storytelling, and social media campaign strategy into Storyblaster. She’s a frequent speaker/keynote at prestigious industry events (Digital Hollywood, Ad Week, FestForum, LA Tech Summit, MIA Digital and TV in Rome).

Maxine Lapiduss expert in fundraising, branding, and social media campaign strategy

Paul Bennun

CTO

Paul is one of the UK’s most-awarded creative technologists, across broadcast, games, social media, and interactive entertainment.

A transplant to LA from London, in the UK he was on the BBC’s Internet Advisory Board, on the Institute of Professional Advertiser’s ad tech group, a consultant to the UK Government’s technology strategy board, and the Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Somethin’ Else, which, under his watch, was BAFTA’s Production Company of the Year in 2013 and 2015.

Paul Bennun - one of the UK’s most-awarded creative technologists

Hillary Carlip

Chief Creative Officer

Hillary is an award-winning, best-selling author of 5 books, noted visual artist whose work has toured museums and is featured in permanent collections, and digital innovator—writing and designing content, web platforms, and social campaigns since 1999.

WSJ called Hillary’s work, “Humorous, touching, insightful;” Chicago Tribune: “Gloriously idiosyncratic.” NY Times said, “Ms. Carlip’s curriculum vitae reads like a CliffsNotes version of American Pop culture,” and NY Daily News stated, “Carlip is 10,000 miles ahead of every other writer: She’s a visionary.”

Hillary Carlip - bestselling author and digital innovator