Inkitt Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2014

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 197


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series C

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $37M

  • Investors
  • 28

Inkitt General Information


Developer of a reader-powered book publishing platform designed to predict future bestsellers. The company's platform consists of a forum to post writing work-in-progress and get feedback as well as to solicit support for things like editing and plot development, enabling authors to post their manuscripts and readers to read them for free for a limited amount of time.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Industries
Application Software
Corporate Office
  • 433 Broadway
  • New York, NY 10013
  • United States

Inkitt Timeline

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Inkitt Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Later Stage VC (Series C) 27-Feb-2024 $37M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC (Series B1) 01-Apr-2022 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC (Series B) 05-Oct-2021 0000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series A) 28-Aug-2019 0000 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Accelerator/Incubator 22-Mar-2018 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC 25-Sep-2017 $4.66M $5.88M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Seed Round 12-Sep-2015 $1.23M $1.23M 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
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Inkitt Comparisons

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Inkitt Competitors (3)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Wattpad Formerly VC-backed Toronto, Canada 000 00000 000000&0 00000
Commaful Venture Capital-Backed Menlo Park, CA 00 000000000
Bookmate Venture Capital-Backed Dublin, Ireland 00 000.00 000000 0 000.00
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Inkitt Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ali Albazaz Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Denis Stepanov Co-Founder
Linda Gavin Co-Founder
Mihaly Borbely Head of Marketing
Robert Smith Vice President of Finance
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Inkitt Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Ali Albazaz Inkitt Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Harald Nieder Ph.D Redalpine Venture Partners Board Member 000 0000
Ilya Fushman Ph.D Kleiner Perkins Board Member 000 0000
Jan Miczaika HV Capital Board Member 000 0000
Mathias Döpfner Self Board Observer 000 0000
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Inkitt 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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Inkitt Investors (28)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Khosla Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Neuman & Esser Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Annie Case Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Axel Springer PE-Backed Company Minority 000 0000 000000 0
CoastCap Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Inkitt FAQs

  • When was Inkitt founded?

    Inkitt was founded in 2014.

  • Who is the founder of Inkitt?

    Ali Albazaz, Denis Stepanov, and Linda Gavin are the founders of Inkitt.

  • Who is the CEO of Inkitt?

    Ali Albazaz is the CEO of Inkitt.

  • Where is Inkitt headquartered?

    Inkitt is headquartered in New York, NY.

  • What is the size of Inkitt?

    Inkitt has 197 total employees.

  • What industry is Inkitt in?

    Inkitt’s primary industry is Publishing.

  • Is Inkitt a private or public company?

    Inkitt is a Private company.

  • What is Inkitt’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Inkitt is 00000.

  • How much funding has Inkitt raised over time?

    Inkitt has raised $118M.

  • Who are Inkitt’s investors?

    Khosla Ventures, Neuman & Esser, Annie Case, Axel Springer, and CoastCap are 5 of 28 investors who have invested in Inkitt.

  • Who are Inkitt’s competitors?

    Wattpad, Commaful, and Bookmate are competitors of Inkitt.

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