Helium is simultaneously an online community for writers and a directory for user-generated articles. Writers can submit articles to 24 different channels (business, entertainment, travel, etc.), write for the side of a heated debate, try to capture publisher writing assignments bounties or win user-voted Helium writing contests. Users get to rate submitted articles so the best writing rises to the top. Community writers can also get paid for their work. Helium shares ad revenues with popular writers and the site has an extensive network of publishers that pay for specific articles that meet their criteria. Payments per article range from $20 to over $100, with 20% transaction fee going to Helium. Helium also has a partner program where partners can create their own branded Helium page with topics and debates that they choose. Partners are given co-branded advertisements to include on their sites and receive small donations for every visitor they send to the Helium site.
Company growth
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2013
Size (employees)
31 (est)+7%
Helium was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Helium

Mark Ranalli

Mark Ranalli

President & CEO
Amir Haleem

Amir Haleem

CEO & Co-Founder
Tracy Flynn

Tracy Flynn

VP Development
John Rozen

John Rozen

VP Operations
Brian VanKonynenburg

Brian VanKonynenburg

VP Strategic Services
Janice Brand

Janice Brand

VP Content & Community
Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning

Chairman & Co-Founder

Helium Office Locations

Helium has offices in San Francisco, Colorado Springs
San Francisco, US
Colorado Springs, US

Helium Metrics

Helium Summary

Founding Date

2013

Total Funding

$38.8 M

Latest funding size

$20 M

Time since last funding

10 months

Investors

We estimate that Helium's latest funding round in April 2016 was $20 M. In total, Helium has raised $38.8 M
We estimate that Helium's current employees are approximately 10% female and 90% male.

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