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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
Employee Ratings2.6

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)26(+14%)
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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 New York, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Washington
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New York, NY, USA
Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Upworthy Financials and Metrics

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Upworthy total Funding

$12 m

Upworthy latest funding size

$8 m

Time since last funding

7 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 Cybersecurity Score

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Upworthy Online and Social Media Presence

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Upworthy News and Updates

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

Upworthy Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Upworthy founded?

    Upworthy was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Upworthy key executives?

    Upworthy's key executives are Peter Koechley and Eli Pariser.

  • How many employees does Upworthy have?

    Upworthy has 26 employees.

  • Who are Upworthy competitors?

    Competitors of Upworthy include F1000 Research, Futurism and YourStory.

  • Where is Upworthy headquarters?

    Upworthy headquarters is located at New York, NY, USA, New York.

  • Where are Upworthy offices?

    Upworthy has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Washington.

  • How many offices does Upworthy have?

    Upworthy has 4 offices.