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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, US

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)5

Atavist Office Locations

Atavist has offices in San Francisco, Dublin 1 and Cape Town
San Francisco, US (HQ)
60 29th St #343, San Francisco
Dublin 1, IE
Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre
Cape Town, ZA
6, The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
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Atavist Financials and Metrics

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Atavist total Funding

$5.4 m

Atavist latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

5 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 Blogs

Take a look for the Outlook support

Take a look for the Outlook support

Love Leaf-Peeping? Try These Fall Hikes.

Hiking NB bloggers James and Vicki Donald share their favourite spots for beautiful fall colour.

GIRLS-LIFT Interactive Ebook

A beginner’s guide to lifting weights! Videos Included

A Response to “Harnessing Technology”

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein responds to the ideas raised in “Harnessing Technology.”

Peoplehood Reconsidered

Rabbi Toba Spitzer dives into the use of metaphors in framing a picture of the Jewish people that is encompassing and defining, drawing on three conceptual metaphors: “covenant,” “narrative” and “tribal.”
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Atavist Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Atavist founded?

    Atavist was founded in 2011.

  • How many employees does Atavist have?

    Atavist has 5 employees.

  • Who are Atavist competitors?

    Competitors of Atavist include MotionDSP, Punchbowl and Skimlinks.

  • 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, Dublin 1 and Cape Town.

  • How many offices does Atavist have?

    Atavist has 3 offices.