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Patreon is a company that operates a platform for enabling content creators and artists to fund their work. It offers Patreon.com, which connects creators and users, giving them access to various content, including videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other materials and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works.

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitepatreon.com
Employee Ratings3.9
Culture scoreC+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2020)428(+2%)
Job Openings17
Revenue (Y, 2019)$55 M(+84%)

Key People/Management at Patreon

Jack Conte

Jack Conte

CEO & Co-Founder
Sam Yam

Sam Yam

Co-Founder
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Patreon Office Locations

Patreon has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
600 Townsend St #500, San Francisco
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Patreon Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Patreon's latest funding round in July 2019 was reported to be $60 m. In total, Patreon has raised $165.9 m. Patreon's latest valuation is reported to be $450 m.
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Patreon Revenue

Patreon's revenue was reported to be $55 m in Y, 2019 which is a 83.3% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Y, 2019)

55.0m

Revenue growth (Y, 2018 - Y, 2019), %

83.3%

Market valuation

450.0m
USDY, 2017EY, 2018EY, 2019E

Revenue

15.0m30.0m55.0m

Revenue growth, %

100%83%
USDY, 2019

Revenue/Employee

155.9k
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Patreon Operating Metrics

May, 2017Y, 2017Jan, 2019Nov, 2019

Contributions

$150 m

Creators

50 k50 k100 k

Monthly Active Paying Patrons

1 m1 m3 m4 m
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Patreon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
MemberfulAugust 10, 2018
kitJune 05, 2018

Patreon Online and Social Media Presence

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Patreon Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    75/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    76/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    60/100

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Patreon News and Updates

Over 30K creators joined Patreon this month, as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Creative professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are flocking to membership platform Patreon in record numbers, the company claims. During the first three weeks of March, more than 30,000 new creators launched on the site — a much larger number than usual. These c…

Patreon enters the micro-lending game with Patreon Capital

Patreon, a platform for creators to earn monetary support from fans, is busting out the checkbook. The startup isn’t playing VC quite yet with newly launched Patreon Capital, but they are hocking non-equity cash advances (loans!) for Patreon customers in need of some extra cash for big creative roll…

Therapist Kati Morton, who makes mental-health videos, explains why Patreon has been better than YouTube for building a consistent income

Kati Morton is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California.  In 2011, Morton began sharing mental-health videos on YouTube and now has a popular channel with 826,000 subscribers. Since Morton discusses sensitive topics, like eating disorders, within her videos on YouTube, she is often u…

How Patreon Was Born Out of Its Founder's Own Financial Struggles

Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte started the company after growing increasingly frustrated with the way platforms like YouTube and Facebook paid its creators. This year, Patreon will send half a billion dollars to creative people in 100 countries around the world.

Jack Conte, Patreon, and the Plight of the Creative Class

The DIY musician's crowdfunding platform set out to provide a livelihood for artists on the internet. Is it more than just a band-aid for a broken system?
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Patreon Blogs

Part 4: Paperwork | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Producing a fiction podcast requires a whole lot of planning. Read on for scheduling tips from the podcast studio Multitude to help you keep your audio production on track.

Part 3: Casting | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

To produce a fiction podcast, you need a cast of talented voice actors. But what's the best way to go about casting? Read on for tips from the podcast production company, Multitude.

Part 2: Assembling the Team | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Starting a podcast requires a solid team. To get tips on putting together a squad for that podcast you're planning, read on.

We Asked Musicians How They’re Handling The New Normal

Now more than ever, musicians are tapping into Patreon as a resource to stay connected to fans and move forward with their careers, here’s how.

Keep Cooking, Keep Connecting, and Keep the Pilot Light On with #RestaurantsRedefined

What if restaurants, chefs, and creators of culinary arts could leverage membership? Restaurateur and chef Tyler Florence is joining Patreon to redefine restaurants and build a new revenue stream.

Understanding the CARES Act: Relief, Resources, Laws, and Loans for Creators

Feel overwhelmed by the new CARES Act? In this post Patreon's Public Policy Manager and Director of Global Tax break down what creators need to know.
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Patreon Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Patreon founded?

    Patreon was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Patreon key executives?

    Patreon's key executives are Jack Conte and Sam Yam.

  • How many employees does Patreon have?

    Patreon has 428 employees.

  • What is Patreon revenue?

    Latest Patreon annual revenue is $55 m.

  • What is Patreon revenue per employee?

    Latest Patreon revenue per employee is $128.5 k.

  • Who are Patreon competitors?

    Competitors of Patreon include Kickstarter, Gracenote and Highsnobiety.

  • Where is Patreon headquarters?

    Patreon headquarters is located at 600 Townsend St #500, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Patreon offices?

    Patreon has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Patreon have?

    Patreon has 1 office.