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Substack is a company offering a platform that enables writers to publish paid subscription email newsletters. It provides users with tools to import their mailing lists and writing archives from various websites, own their content, and connect with their audience on their own terms.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)192(+21%)
Job Openings13
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Key People/Management at Substack

Christopher Best

Christopher Best

Founder and CEO
Hamish McKenzie

Hamish McKenzie

Co-founder and COO
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Substack Office Locations

Substack has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
111 Sutter St 7th Floor, 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

6 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

Substack acqui-hires team behind subscription social app Cocoon

Subscription newsletter platform kingpin Substack shared today that they’ve acqui-hired the team behind Cocoon, a subscription social media app built for close friends. We covered the Y Combinator-backed startup’s initial $3 million seed raise led by Lerer Hippeau back in November 2019, shortly befo…

Substack is now accepting Bitcoin payments on the Lightning Network powered by Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenNode, an industry-leading Bitcoin payment processor, announced today that Substack, an online publishing platform with over 500,000 paying subscribers, has integrated their Bitcoin API to offer Bitcoin payments on the online publishing...

Insiders say Marvel and DC's contracts are pushing comic creators to Substack and accelerating the rise of digital formats

Summary List PlacementOn Monday, Hamish McKenzie, the cofounder of the rising subscription-newsletter company Substack, published a post titled, "We're betting on comics creators." "There are few industries where we feel the Substack model could be more game-changing than in comics, where the gap …

Leaked memo: The New York Times has made two big hires for its secret Substack competitor (NYT)

Summary List PlacementThe New York Times has hired two journalists for its secret newsletter project as the paper readies its answer to the Substack boom.   Jay Caspian Kang and Peter Coy have joined the paper's Opinion section, according to the memo, which was sent to staffers in the department a…

Boris Johnson's former chief advisor Dominic Cummings broke government rules with Substack blog

Summary List PlacementDominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's former chief advisor, breached government rules by failing to seek official advice before starting a Substack newsletter for which he charges £10 a month. Lord Eric Pickles, the chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA)…
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Substack Blogs

Perez, Power and Positivity

There isn’t any serious doubt that the greatest power-hitting catcher in baseball history is Josh Gibson. We will never know just how many home runs Gibson would have hit in the major leagues, and we are lesser for that … but it is pretty obvious that he would have set all the home run records for c…

Week 2: Cleanup Time

Browns 31, Houston 21 Summary: Browns dominate the third quarter after playing a meandering first half. The key moment: Being honest, the key moment probably happened at the end of the first half, when the Texans couldn’t decide what to do, and starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor pulled a hamstring th…

What To Read: Leah Mennies is digging deep into dumplings

This week, we interviewed Leah Mennies of Above the Fold, a publication that spotlights dumplings of the world and the people who make them.

No. 93: Steve Largent

No player in The Football 101 inspired more disagreement, more consternation, more immovable viewpoints among the people I consulted with than Steven Michael Largent, a 5-foot-10 (maybe), 187-pound (maybe) wide receiver from Oklahoma who broke all the records, won all the hearts and has left behind …

Substack Grow: Growing a paid readership

This resource offers insights and tools to grow your paid subscriber list.

Burnes Baby Burnes

Some years ago, I wrote about how I’d love to be the Jimmy Carter peace broker on WAR. As you know, two of our favorite baseball stat sites — Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs — use “Wins Above Replacement” as their one-stop-shopping statistic. But the two WARs are different in a variety of ways. It …
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Substack Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Substack founded?

    Substack was founded in 2017.

  • Who are Substack key executives?

    Substack's key executives are Christopher Best and Hamish McKenzie.

  • How many employees does Substack have?

    Substack has 192 employees.

  • Who are Substack competitors?

    Competitors of Substack include LabX Media Group, Wisair and Brut..

  • Where is Substack headquarters?

    Substack headquarters is located at 111 Sutter St 7th Floor, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Substack offices?

    Substack has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Substack have?

    Substack has 1 office.