Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. The platform is an example of social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium and is regularly regarded as a blog host. Medium also has its own publications, including the online music magazine Cuepoint, edited by Jonathan Shecter; NewCo Shift, led by entrepreneur, author, and journalist John Battelle; and the technology publication, Backchannel, edited by Steven Levy.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
316 (est)+10%
Medium was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Medium

Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Co-Founder & CEO
Julie Russell

Julie Russell

Head of IT
Michael Sippey

Michael Sippey

Head of Product

Medium Office Locations

Medium has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
900 760 Market St

Medium Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Medium's latest funding round in April 2016 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Medium has raised $132 m. Medium's latest valuation is reported to be $600 m.

Medium Financial Metrics


Market valuation

600 m

Medium Operating Metrics

Medium's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 60 m in 2016, which is a 140% increase from the previous period
Y, 2015Y, 2016

Monthly Unique Visitors

25 m60 m

Traffic Overview of Medium

Medium Online and Social Media Presence

Medium News and Updates

Hasselbad’s X1D puts other medium format cameras on notice

 Back in June of last year, I previewed the Hasselblad X1D. Then, it was a pre-production model, which I had hoped would launch and become the powerful mirrorless medium format camera that it is now. Read More

Twitter's cofounder wants Medium readers to pay $5 a month to fix ‘broken’ media

Medium, the blogging and online publishing site started by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, took the wraps off a new business model on Wednesday that it hopes will allow it to operate without advertising. The company wants to create a club of special members who pay $5 a mon…

Medium's next big idea to 'fix' the internet: $5 subscriptions

Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken." The future? Subscriptions. "Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives  —  for free. F…

Medium debuts its paid membership subscription program

 Official platform of hot takes Medium has launched its new business model: paid subscriptions, which the company said it would debut sometime this quarter at Upfront Summit back in early February. Medium started the year with some tough times, including layoffs and a change in direction, so it’s go…

In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the medium

 In the new internet age, contextual content is king and no single platform wears a crown. Read More lets you ditch Medium with new import tool

 Publishing platform Medium recently laid off dozens of people. So if you don’t want to hand away your precious writing to a startup that is still looking for its business model, you can move your content to in just a few clicks. Automattic, the company behind, just launc…
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