Strava is the online network that connects the global community of athletes. Founded in 2009, millions of athletes have joined Strava for the competition and camaraderie found in tracking and sharing their fitness activities. The company’s free mobile apps and website help members discover and plan workouts, record and share activities, and analyze and compare performance. Strava’s ability to connect athletes around the world makes fitness a more social experience, providing extra motivation even when training alone.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
190 (est)
Strava was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at Strava

Mark Gainey

Mark Gainey

Co-founder & CEO
Michael Horvath

Michael Horvath

Co-founder & President
David Lorsch

David Lorsch

VP Strategy and Business Development
Aaron Forth

Aaron Forth

Chief Growth Officer

Strava Office Locations

Strava has offices in San Francisco, Bristol, Hanover, Hampshire and in 1 other location
San Francisco, US (HQ)
500 Third Street, Suite 110
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Strava Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$41.9 m

Latest funding size

$18.5 m

Time since last funding

about 3 years


Strava's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $18.5 m. In total, Strava has raised $41.9 m

Strava's Web-traffic and Trends

Strava Online and Social Media Presence

Strava News and Updates

Why Hillary Clinton’s former CTO left politics for a fitness startup

Stephanie Hannon, 43, didn't consider herself an athlete until age 39. In 2014, a looming surgery for personal health reasons had encouraged her to start working out. She began with a hike, and like millions of people worldwide, she turned to her smartphone for some help on where to go and downloa…

How Fitness Tracking Platform Strava Is Building A Foursquare-Like Data Play

The magic behind Strava lies in the data and analytics, according to CEO Mark Gainey. With over 30,000 API partners, Gainey sees the fitness-tracking app as the “Switzerland” of data. The platform offers a device-agnostic way for users to track …

Can wearable tech take off in Sunday League? Trying out Playertek's GPS pod

If you have ever belonged to a Sunday League football side, chances are you have probably turned up to play the worse for wear. Whether it was an unnecessary post-last orders beer or too many recent late nights in front of Netflix at the back of your mind, as you pop a paracetamol and go through …

Confessions of a Strava Hater

A digital skeptic sucks it up and logs on

What It Takes to Climb Everest with No Oxygen

Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger summited the highest mountain in the world last month—Ballinger without supplemental oxygen. Here's how they trained their minds and bodies to accomplish one of mountaineering's most difficult feats.

Strava Company Life and Culture

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