The Athletic Overview

  • Founded
  • 2016
Founded
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 600
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series D
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $55M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 23

The Athletic General Information

Description

Provider of a subscription-based sports media platform designed to offer in-depth sports coverage and related information. The company's platform offers in-depth articles on local and national sports, that are free of advertisements, pop-ups and auto-play videos, enabling users to get authentic sports news and articles from talented local and national sports journalists, covering more than 47 markets across North America.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Publishing
Other Industries
Information Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • 525 Market Street
  • Suite 3000
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

The Athletic Timeline

2018201920202021
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth
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The Athletic Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
8. Later Stage VC (Series D) 14-Jan-2020 $55M 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Later Stage VC (Series C1) 01-May-2019 0000 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC (Series C) 19-Jan-2019 0000 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Early Stage VC (Series B) 05-Mar-2018 0000 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Early Stage VC (Series A) 31-Jul-2017 00.00 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Seed Round 15-Nov-2016 00.000 00.00 Completed Startup
2. Accelerator/Incubator 22-Aug-2016 $120K $2.22M 00.000 Completed Startup
1. Angel (individual) $2.1M $2.1M Completed Startup
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The Athletic Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Authorized
Par Value Dividend Rate ($) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series D 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
Series C-1 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Series C 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
Series B 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.0 00.0 00 00.0 00.000
Series A5 000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.00
Series A4 00,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Series A3 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Series A2 00,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Series A1 784,049 $0.000010 $0.03 $0.45 $0.45 1x $0.45 1.28%
Series A 5,524,746 $0.000010 $0.06 $1 $1 1x $1 9.01%
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The Athletic Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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San Francisco, CA
600 As of 2021
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The Athletic Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Mars Reel Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 00 00.000 0000000000 0 00.000
00000000000 Formerly PE-Backed London, United Kingdom 00 00.000 000000&0
0000 00000 Formerly PE-Backed Munich, Germany 000000000000
00000000 Corporate Backed or Acquired New York, NY 000 000000&0
000000 Venture Capital-Backed Ismaning, Germany 000 000.00 000000&0
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The Athletic Executive Team (8)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Alex Mather Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Adam Hansmann Co-Founder & President
Sid Tiwari Chief Financial Officer
David Ortenberg Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Jacob Lee Strategic Finance & Growth Executive
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The Athletic Board Members (4)

Name Representing Role Since
Alex Mather The Athletic Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Deepen Parikh Self Board Member 000 0000
Ian Doody Evolution Media Capital Board Member 000 0000
Napoleon Ta The Athletic Board Member 000 0000
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The Athletic 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 Athletic Investors (23)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Jackson Square Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Plus Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bedrock Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Founders Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Powerhouse Capital (California) Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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The Athletic Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000 00000 00000 14-Jun-2020 000000000000000000 Publishing 00000 000000000
0000 00000000 07-Apr-2020 000000000000000000 Publishing
Axios (Publishing) Merger/Acquisition Publishing 0000 000000
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