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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, CA, US
Websitepatreon.com
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureC+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)512(+2%)
Revenue (Y, 2019)$55 M(+84%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Patreon

Jack Conte

Jack Conte

CEO & Co-Founder
Sam Yam

Sam Yam

Co-founder, President & CTO
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Patreon Office Locations

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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2013

Patreon total Funding

$255.9 m

Patreon latest funding size

$90 m

Time since last funding

5 months ago

Patreon investors

Patreon's latest funding round in September 2020 was reported to be $90 m. In total, Patreon has raised $255.9 m. Patreon's latest valuation is reported to be $1.2 b.
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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.
USD

Revenue (Y, 2019)

55.0m

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

83.3%

Market valuation

1.2b
USDY, 2017EY, 2018EY, 2019E

Revenue

15.0m30.0m55.0m

Revenue growth, %

100%83%
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

131.5k
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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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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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

Patreon and Acast partner for patron-only podcast distribution

Patreon and Acast are teaming up to make it easier for podcasters to publish episodes that are only available to the patrons financially supporting them on Patreon. Most paywall solutions for podcasts are pretty clunky or limited. That’s why Acast launched technology last year that allows publishers…

Acast and Patreon team up to launch subscriber-only podcast service

Acast and Patreon have joined forces to launch a new service that will allow podcast creators to make exclusive content The post Acast and Patreon team up to launch subscriber-only podcast service appeared first on CityAM.

The ultimate guide to getting paid subscribers on Patreon, according to 4 creators with more than 13,000 combined patrons

Summary List Placement More so than just about any other platform, Patreon has enabled artists and creators of all backgrounds to turn their passion projects into full-time jobs. The website allows creators to put up a paywall and charge subscriptions, ranging in price from $1/month to high three d…

Patreon Becomes Latest Social Media Platform to Take On QAnon

Patreon Becomes Latest Social Media Platform to Take On QAnon

How a YouTuber uses the subscription service Patreon to make an extra $15,000 a month from 2,500 of her most committed fans

Summary List Placement  When Jessica McCabe received her first $100 Patreon payment from a fan of her YouTube channel, How to ADHD, she nearly crashed her car. She had been struggling for months to find the time to create videos while still working full-time as a waitress. Researching, filming, and…

Media Roundup: Patreon joins unicorn club, Facebook could ban news in Australia, more

Welcome to the very first edition of Extra Crunch’s Media Roundup. Over the past few months, we’ve launched features like Decrypted, Deep Science and The Exchange, which aggregate and analyze the latest news in a given sector, so it seemed overdue to do something similar for media. The goal is to pr…
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Patreon Blogs

Former Product Leader at Instagram Joins Patreon

We’re excited to announce that Julian Gutman has joined Patreon as Chief Product Officer where he’ll be leading our Product and Engineering…

Julian Gutman, Instagram Product Leader, to join Patreon as CPO

We’re excited to announce that Julian Gutman will be joining Patreon in Q1 as Chief Product Officer where he’ll be leading our Product and…

These top Patreon creators earn more than $200,000 a year

Not sure what benefits to offer your patrons? Read on to get ideas from Patreon's top earners.

Making Comedy During A Very Unfunny Time

Andrew Callaghan is in the middle of the Portland Protests. He's interviewing a group of young activists, faces covered because of the…

Running a Special Offer: Pre-launch & Prep

A Special Offer is a limited time benefit you can offer to entice your fans into signing up and encourage existing patrons to upgrade to…

Getting Started on Patreon: Build Your Launch Plan

Starting something new can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Launching your membership on Patreon is an exciting and critical first…
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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 512 employees.

  • What is Patreon revenue?

    Latest Patreon annual revenue is $55 m.

  • What is Patreon revenue per employee?

    Latest Patreon revenue per employee is $107.4 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.