HowStuffWorks Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1998

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 1,000

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $55M

HowStuffWorks General Information

Description

Provider of entertainment and information based online podcast content intended to engaged fan base across multiple platforms. The company publishes podcast in the areas of auto, communications, computers, electronics, entertainment, food and more, engaging readers and fans across multiple platforms and distribution partners amassing a library of more than 6,000 podcasts and 1 billion downloads.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Information Services (B2C)
Other Industries
Social/Platform Software
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 4235 Redwood Avenue
  • Marina Del Rey, CA 90066
  • United States

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HowStuffWorks Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
11. Merger/Acquisition 13-Sep-2018 $55M 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
10. Debt - General 15-Feb-2018 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Later Stage VC (Series A) 31-Aug-2017 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Merger/Acquisition 01-Jan-2016 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Merger/Acquisition 30-May-2014 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Merger/Acquisition 14-Dec-2007 00000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC (Series B) 31-Jan-2007 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC 20-Dec-2005 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC (Series A) 12-Oct-2005 $30M $30M Completed Generating Revenue
2. Merger/Acquisition 31-Dec-2002 $500K Completed Product Development
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HowStuffWorks Comparisons

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Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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HowStuffWorks Competitors (11)

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Pinterest Formerly VC-backed San Francisco, CA 0000 00.00 00000000000 00.00
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Philo Venture Capital-Backed San Francisco, CA 000 00000 00000000000 00000
BuzzFeed Formerly VC-backed New York, NY 0000 00000 00000000000 00000
WeVideo Private Equity-Backed Mountain View, CA 000 000.00 000000000000 000.00
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HowStuffWorks Executive Team (6)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Marshall Brain Founder
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HowStuffWorks Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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HowStuffWorks Former Investors (14)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Access Venture Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Allen & Company Investment Bank Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Ashford Capital Management Hedge Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Avantax PE-Backed Company Majority 000 0000 000000 0
Centennial Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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