WeTransfer releases opinion paper presenting actionable ideas on how LA tech companies can better serve their communities

WeTransfer has released “On Companies and Communities” a paper aimed to start a dialogue for how tech companies can better engage and support the communities they call home. The paper is a collaborative effort written by the President of WeTransfer, Damian Bradfield, Lynn Brown and Andreas Tzortzis with contributions from Los Angeles community leaders including Ann Philbin (Hammer Museum), Yosi Sergant (Taskforce), Gina Belafonte (Sankofa), and Troy Carter (Atom Factory). The paper focuses on the changing tech landscape in Los Angeles  – WeTransfer’s first US base – and uses San…

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WeTransfer’s Global Survey Reveals the Perfect Recipe for Great Ideas

WeTransfer has released its first ever Ideas Report, with more than 10,000 creatives in 143 countries revealing how they get their best ideas. The report, which is available for download here, asked WeTransfer users a series of questions about when, where, and how inspiration strikes. The key findings included: People find offline stimuli much more useful than online spaces – talking with friends, books and magazines, nature and travel all scored highly. 65% creatives said they need quiet or silence to get good ideas The highest scoring place to get…

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WeTransfer Marks Back to School with Initiatives for Inspiring Students and by Showcasing Unique Creative Schools

This Summer, WeTransfer is sending six creative students from around the world on six fully-paid surprise trips to somewhere in the world they’ve never been. The trips, organized in collaboration with The Jaunt – a project that wants to create opportunities and possibilities for artists – aim to spark new ideas by pushing the students out of their comfort zones. During the trip, each artist keeps a travel blog to document the discoveries they come across. This way everyone will be kept up to date with the travels and adventures…

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WeTransfer shows never-before-seen artworks from Nelson Mandela

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, WeTransfer presents an exclusive exhibition of his artwork. In the years after Nelson Mandela stepped down as South Africa’s president, he decided to step out of his comfort zone and turn some of his memories into artwork. From 2002 to 2003, using charcoal and pastels, he created drawings of Robben Island and Qunu – the village where he was born and laid to rest. WeTransfer and The House of Mandela Art are now looking to showcase this side of him that has…

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WeTransfer celebrates female creativity in Iran

This week, WeTransfer launched projects spotlighting three innovative Iranian female creatives, offering distinct and nuanced perspectives on a country whose artistic legacy, political history, and gender dynamics are a hot button issue in global debate. These projects include: Sounds of Tehran: A 9-minute experimental documentary portraying the sounds and stories of Nesa Azadikhah, one of Tehran’s most in-demand female electronic musicians. A Tehran-based DJ, music producer, composer, sound artist, and musician, Azadikhah also owns the label Deep House Tehran. The documentary is commissioned by WeTransfer and created by production company…

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