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.
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2013
Size (employees)
235 (est)+10%
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

Co-founder

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

Summary Metrics

Patreon's latest funding round in September 2017 was reported to be $60 m. In total, Patreon has raised $107.1 m. Patreon's latest valuation is reported to be $450 m.
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Patreon Financials

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

Revenue (Y, 2017)

7.5 m

Market valuation

450 m
USDY, 2017E

Revenue

7.5 m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

65.7 k
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Patreon Operating Metrics

May, 2017Y, 2017

Contributions

$150 m

Creators

50 k50 k

Monthly Active Paying Patrons

1 m1 m
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Patreon News and Updates

Patreon’s new Lens should avoid being too much like Snapchat

Patreon rolled out an update it’s had planned for ages: A feature called “Lens” which functions a lot like … okay, it is Snapchat. Specifically, Lens is a micro-vlogging feature which lets creators post short video or picture updates, either to the general public or their patrons specifically. Accor…

Patreon Lens is Snapchat for creators’ paid fans only

 Exclusive content is how creators get patrons to pay them a monthly subscription fee on Patreon, so the startup is equipping them with a Snapchat-like tool to turn their private lives into “behind-the-scenes” footage. Patreon Lens launches today so creators can share photos and videos that disappea…

While some Patreon users make tens of thousands of dollars, most are stuck earning pennies

Patreon is an online service that allows creatives to find patrons and get paid to make their work. In 2017, some 50,000 creators received over…

“Roger Bannister Moment” For EV Charging Access (CleanTech Talk 44)

Episode #44 of Cleantech Talk is here! This episode covers Shenzhen’s taxi plans, the launch of China x Cleantech, premature triumphalism, and a Roger Bannister moment for EV charging access

‘We’ve heard you loud and clear’: Patreon walks back unpopular fee changes

Content crowdfunding platform Patreon has halted plans to change the way it collects service fees after it encountered firm resistance from creators and their patrons. Patreon had planned to implement the new fees on Dec. 18, but Patreon Inc. Chief Executive Jack Conte (pictured) announced today tha…

Patreon might destroy itself while trying to figure out how to pay artists online

Internet strangers and supporters pay $1,080 a month to Stuart Schuffman, better known as his online persona Broke-Ass Stuart, to write things like "8 Ways to Get High for Hannukah." Yet, somehow, he's not thrilled with it. "The system we’ve set up is broken," Schuffman said. Schuffman is one …
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