The Root Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2008

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 25

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 1

The Root General Information

Description

Operator of an online publishing platform based in New York, United States. The company's publishing platform provides contents for the African-American community, providing news, commentary and lifestyle content, as well as advertising, enabling clients to avail quality publishing services.

Contact Information

Website
www.theroot.com
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Publishing
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10104
  • United States
+1 (212) 000-0000

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The Root Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Post-Val Status Debt

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The Root Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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The Root Competitors (14)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
TheGrio Corporate Backed or Acquired New York, NY 0 000000&0
VICE Media Private Equity-Backed Brooklyn, NY 000 0000 000000000000 0000
HuffPost Formerly VC-backed New York, NY 000 0000 000000&0
NewsMax Media Formerly PE-Backed Boca Raton, FL 000 00000 000000000000
HuffingtonPost Italia Private Equity-Backed Rome, Italy 00 000000000000
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The Root Executive Team (3)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Chairman & Founder
Donald Graham Co-Founder
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The Root Board Members (1)

Name Representing Role Since
00000 00000 00000 The Root Chairman & Founder 000 0000
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The Root 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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The Root Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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