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.
HQNew York, US
Size (employees)5 (est)
Atavist was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Atavist has an office in New York
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Atavist total Funding

$5.4 m

Atavist latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

4 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 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,...
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