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Substack provides a subscription publishing platform intended to generate money from newsletter subscription. The platform includes proper design, subscription tools, publishing procedures and connects with bank accounts.

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)95(+27%)
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Substack Office Locations

Substack has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
Mission St, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US
548 Market St, San Francisco
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Substack Financials and Metrics

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Substack total Funding

$82.3 m

Substack latest funding size

$65 m

Time since last funding

2 months ago

Substack investors

Substack's latest funding round in March 2021 was reported to be $65 m. In total, Substack has raised $82.3 m
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Substack Operating Metrics

Jul, 2019

Paying Customers

50 k
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Substack Online and Social Media Presence

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Substack News and Updates

This Stripe engineer created an indie newsletter service in his spare time that's an 'unabashedly technical' competitor to $650 million Substack. Here's why more than 10,000 people have signed up

Summary List PlacementJustin Duke develops software at $95 billion payments firm Stripe during the day and runs his indie newsletter platform Buttondown at night.  While he created the site way back in 2017 as a minimalist alternative to popular newsletter platforms like Mailchimp and Tinyletter, …

Substack announces a $1M initiative to fund local journalists

While the seemingly unending debate around Substack has focused on well-known writers with a national profile, the newsletter platform just announced that it will be supporting local (presumably non-famous) journalists through a new program. The startup described Substack Local as a $1 million initi…

Substack wants to pay you to write about local news

Children selling newspapers, 1910. | Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Your local newspaper is dying. Can newsletters replace it? Substack, the email newsletter startup, might be best known as the home of high-profile writers who leave big publications and s…

Extra Crunch roundup: Tonal EC-1, Deliveroo’s rocky IPO, is Substack really worth $650M?

This week included a deep dive on Tonal, a look at Substack's valuation and how-tos on startup hiring and responding to security breaches.
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Substack Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Substack founded?

    Substack was founded in 2017.

  • How many employees does Substack have?

    Substack has 110 employees.

  • Who are Substack competitors?

    Competitors of Substack include ITWeb, G/O Media and Brut..

  • Where is Substack headquarters?

    Substack headquarters is located at Mission St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Substack offices?

    Substack has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Substack have?

    Substack has 2 offices.