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.
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2013
Employees
27 (est)
Helium was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Helium

John Rozen

John Rozen

VP Operations
Tracy Flynn

Tracy Flynn

VP Development
Mark Ranalli

Mark Ranalli

President & CEO
Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning

Chairman & Co-Founder
Amir Haleem

Amir Haleem

CEO & Co-Founder
Brian VanKonynenburg

Brian VanKonynenburg

VP Strategic Services
Janice Brand

Janice Brand

VP Content & Community

Helium Locations

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

8 months

Investors

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

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