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.
HQNew York, US
Size (employees)51 (est)-7%
Upworthy was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Upworthy

Peter Koechley

Peter Koechley

Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser

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Upworthy Office Locations

Upworthy has offices in Valencia, New York, Los Angeles and Washington
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Upworthy total Funding

$12 m

Upworthy latest funding size

$8 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Upworthy investors

Upworthy's latest funding round in September 2013 was reported to be $8 m. In total, Upworthy has raised $12 m
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Upworthy editor-in-chief resigns after company lays off 31 employees

The viral news website is the latest to be hit with layoffs.

This charity shirt sends the opposite message of Melania’s jacket

All proceeds from the shirt, a play on the first lady’s recent wardrobe malfunction, go to United We Dream. What: A shirt that shows how much you care.Read Full Story
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