Patreon is a platform for artists and creators to fund creative projects on a recurring basis. Thousands of musicians, podcasters, video game developers, comic creators, and others are engaging and nurturing their fan-base in an intimate, immediate, and interactive way.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)305 (est)+3%
Patreon was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Patreon

Jack Conte

Jack Conte

CEO & Co-Founder
Sam Yam

Sam Yam

Erica Baker

Erica Baker

Senior Engineering Manager
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Patreon Office Locations

Patreon has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
230 9th St
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Patreon Financials and Metrics

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Patreon's latest funding round in September 2017 was reported to be $59.4 m. In total, Patreon has raised $105.9 m. Patreon's latest valuation is reported to be $450 m.
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Patreon Revenue

Patreon's revenue was reported to be $7.50 m in Y, 2017

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Patreon Operating Metrics

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$150 m


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Monthly Active Paying Patrons

1 m1 m
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Patreon Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
MemberfulAugust 10, 2018
kitJune 05, 2018

Human Capital Metrics

Patreon's employees are reported to be approximately 41% female and 59% male.
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Patreon Online and Social Media Presence

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Patreon News and Updates

Tumblr's ban on adult content is pushing artists and sex workers to sites like Twitter and Patreon

Tumblr has long housed some of the most self-expressive, marginalized communities of the internet. Now, it's alienating power users.

Crowdfunding platform Patreon defends itself from protests by 'intellectual dark web,' publishes slur-filled posts from banned YouTuberwdxefcqufszuzezftuxetqsqxt

Crowdfunding website Patreon published a transcript from a YouTube conversation with banned member Carl Benjamin showing him using hate speech. The revelation allowed the company to defend itself from a brewing boycott of the platform from members who have accused it of booting Benjamin based on p…

Atheist podcaster Sam Harris says he’s done with Patreon because of deplatforming

The contrarian neuroscientist and author says he won’t be part of a site that silences even the people whose views he does not share. There’s another Dark Web beyond sites dealing in illegal goods and conspiracy theories. Even without a Tor browser, you can access a so-called Intellectual Dark Web o…

Patreon bans alt-right content creators from earning money on its platform

Patreon, the subscription content service that allows people to receive donations directly from their audience, has taken a major stance against alt-right and far right content creators. After banning Milo Yiannopoulos from using its platform to fund a "magnificent 2019 comeback," Patreon also ban…

This new site gives you an easy way to request money via PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, and Cash App

Getting people to pay you is tough. It’s hard enough to get your own cherished friends to reimburse you for a meal, some drinks, or a movie ticket. But if you’re a creator? Good luck – getting individuals to donate to your cause can be nigh on possible. Luckily, there’s a way to make all this easier…

Reddit partners with Patreon to offer up a special flair, put a focus on creator communities

Attention redditors and patrons, Reddit and Patreon are partnering up. Reddit, the #5 most visited website in the U.S., and Patreon, a growing membership platform for creators, have just announced a partnership that will “offer creators and fans a better way to connect.” The announced partnership …
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Patreon Blogs

17 Rewards for Community Leaders to Offer Their Members on Patreon

Are you a community leader looking for ways to engage your followers? This article compiles some of the most popular rewards for community leaders to offer on Patreon.

21 Highlights from #ThankYouPatrons Day 2018

import Embed from 'components/Embed' And just like that, we have a new favorite holiday. This past Monday, we celebrated our second ever…

21 Patreon Rewards for Independent Journalists to Offer Their Followers

Are you an independent journalist looking for reward ideas to offer your followers? This article compiles some of the most popular rewards for illustrators to offer on Patreon.

New Feature Alert: Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers

Here at Patreon, we’re committed to helping you connect with your super fans and thrive in your creative career. One big goal we have (and…

Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers

Meet Rebecca Loebe , Singer and Songwriter As a singer and songwriter, Rebecca Loebe uses her Patreon platform to offer early access to…

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Meet Paul M. Sutter , Astrophysicist Three years in, Paul M. Sutter was feeling good about his Patreon page. An astrophysicist by trade…
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Patreon Company Life and Culture

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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, Sam Yam and Erica Baker.

  • How many employees does Patreon have?

    Patreon has 305 employees.

  • What is Patreon revenue?

    Latest Patreon annual revenue is $7.5 m.

  • What is Patreon revenue per employee?

    Latest Patreon revenue per employee is $24.6 k.

  • Who are Patreon competitors?

    Competitors of Patreon include YouTube, Splice and Highsnobiety.

  • Where is Patreon headquarters?

    Patreon headquarters is located at 230 9th St, San Francisco.

  • Where are Patreon offices?

    Patreon has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Patreon have?

    Patreon has 1 office.