Upworthy

Every day, Upworthy curators search the Internet for the best online content that’s highly shareable and clickable and actually important. The aim is to help bring attention and focus to stuff that really matters in a viral format that can reach millions. 

The company was founded by Eli Pariser, of MoveOn, and Peter Koechley, the former managing editor of The Onion, and is backed by Chris Hughes of Facebook. The staff includes veterans from The Chicago Tribune, YouTube, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Huffington Post, The Sunlight Foundation, and The New York Times.
Type
Private
HQ
New York, US
Founded
2012
Employees
121 (est)+5%
Upworthy was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Upworthy

Peter Koechley

Peter Koechley

Co-Founder
Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser

Co-Founder

Upworthy Locations

New York, US
Valencia, US
Los Angeles, US
Washington, US

Upworthy Metrics

Upworthy Summary

Founding Date

2012

Total Funding

$12 M

Latest funding size

$8 M

Time since last funding

about 3 years

Investors

Upworthy's latest funding round of $8 M was in September 2013. In total, Upworthy has raised $12 M.

Upworthy Online Presence

Upworthy News

Upworthy Company Life

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