Mental Floss Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2001

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 79


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 2

Mental Floss General Information


Operator of an online magazine and e-commerce media company focused on millennials based in New York, United States. The company's platform delivers content on everything from science, history, pop-culture and the arts, offering blogs, trivia, quizzes, gift certificates and e-magazine subscriptions, enabling communities, brands and publishers globally a power content, advertising and technology experience.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Corporate Backed or Acquired
Primary Industry
Other Industries
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 462 Seventh Avenue
  • 4th Floor
  • New York, NY 10018
  • United States
+1 (212) 000-0000

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Mental Floss Valuation & Funding

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Mental Floss Comparisons

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Mental Floss Competitors (5)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
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Listverse Corporate Backed or Acquired Lower Hutt, New Zealand 000000&0
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Mental Floss Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Sikandar Mulani Chief Executive Officer
Erin McCarthy Vice President & Editor-in-Chief
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Mental Floss Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Mental Floss FAQs

  • When was Mental Floss founded?

    Mental Floss was founded in 2001.

  • Who is the founder of Mental Floss?

    Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur are the founders of Mental Floss.

  • Who is the CEO of Mental Floss?

    Sikandar Mulani is the CEO of Mental Floss.

  • Where is Mental Floss headquartered?

    Mental Floss is headquartered in New York, NY.

  • What is the size of Mental Floss?

    Mental Floss has 79 total employees.

  • What industry is Mental Floss in?

    Mental Floss’s primary industry is Publishing.

  • Is Mental Floss a private or public company?

    Mental Floss is a Private company.

  • What is Mental Floss’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Mental Floss is 000000.

  • Who are Mental Floss’s competitors?

    The Economist Group, VICE Media, Cheezburger, Listverse, and BuzzFeed are competitors of Mental Floss.

  • When was Mental Floss acquired?

    Mental Floss was acquired on 20-Sep-2018.

  • Who acquired Mental Floss?

    Mental Floss was acquired by Minute Media.

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