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Atavist is now home for tens of thousands of storytellers, from giant companies to small nonprofits, from national magazines to college students, from branded content mavens to hard-bitten journalists. Our groundbreaking flagship publication, The Atavist Magazine, is an eight-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards and the first digital-only magazine to win for feature writing. Our mission Writing and designing on the web shouldn’t feel like going to the DMV. Our goal is to enable creative individuals and organizations to produce beautiful and shareable stories, attract new audiences, and build business around their work—without knowing a line of code.
HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)1

Key People/Management at Atavist

Seyward Darby

Seyward Darby

Editor in Chief
Jonah Ogles

Jonah Ogles

Articles Editor
Sean Cooper

Sean Cooper

Copy Editor
Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff

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Atavist Office Locations

Atavist has offices in San Francisco and Dublin 1
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
60 29th St #343, San Francisco
Dublin 1, IE
Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre
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Atavist Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Atavist total Funding

$5.4 m

Atavist latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

7 years ago
Atavist's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $2 m. In total, Atavist has raised $5.4 m
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Atavist Online and Social Media Presence

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Atavist News and Updates parent company acquires Atavist

Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you can easily write and publis…

Automattic, Parent Company of, Acquires Atavist Publishing Platform and Award-Winning Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Automattic today announced it has acquired Atavist, the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine founded in 2011. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Atavist's team will join Automattic, including CEO Jefferson Rabb,...

Atavist Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Atavist founded?

    Atavist was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Atavist key executives?

    Atavist's key executives are Seyward Darby, Jonah Ogles and Sean Cooper.

  • How many employees does Atavist have?

    Atavist has 1 employees.

  • Who are Atavist competitors?

    Competitors of Atavist include DOCAPOSTE, AB Initio and GameOps.

  • Where is Atavist headquarters?

    Atavist headquarters is located at 60 29th St #343, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Atavist offices?

    Atavist has offices in San Francisco and Dublin 1.

  • How many offices does Atavist have?

    Atavist has 2 offices.