The Root Overview

  • Founded
  • 2008
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 25
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO
  • Financing Rounds
  • 1

The Root General Information

Description

Operator of online news website. The company operates a publishing platform for the African-American community, providing news, commentary and lifestyle content, as well as advertising.

Contact Information

Website
www.theroot.com
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Social Content
Other Industries
Publishing
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
  • Suite 410
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • United States
+1 (646) 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 (7)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
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0000 Formerly Angel backed Los Angeles, CA 00 000 000000&0 000
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0000 00000 Private Equity-Backed Brooklyn, NY 0000 00.000 0000000 0000 00.000
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The Root Executive Team (2)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Donald Graham Co-Founder
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The Root Board Members (1)

Name Representing Role Since
00000 00000 00000 00. The Root Chairman & Co-Founder 000 0000
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The Root Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-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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