Alternative Search Engine

The business of Patreon TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/12/patreon-business/
See More From: techcrunch.com   ( Science & Technology > Technology )

Feb 12, 2019 11:56 AM 2+ mon ago

The business of Patreon

Patreon provides business infrastructure to independent content creators: people making videos, music, podcasts, paintings, comics, games, magazines and other forms of media for fans online. It helps them turn the small subset of superfans within their broader fan base into paying monthly patrons and manage relationships with those patrons across the web. Patreon is angling to become the dominant platform for creators to build these membership businesses, a position from which it could expand into other products and services for creators.

In this section of the EC-1, I am digging into the structure, performance and health of Patreon as a business. The sections are organized as follows:

My analysis of Patreon's product, competitors, and overarching thesis have been spun out as their own articles.

Reading time for this article is about 20 minutes. It is part of the Extra Crunch EC-1 ...

Read More

The product of Patreon

The product of Patreon

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Patreon is aggressively pursuing a new three-year product vision that is, in the words of SVP of Product Wyatt Jenkins, to build "the world's best membership SaaS product for creat...

The competitors of Patreon

The competitors of Patreon

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

How Patreon is fending off social networks, vertical-software services, and other threats In December, Patreon CEO Jack Conte shared a list on Twitter predicting what being an ind...

The Thesis of Patreon

The Thesis of Patreon

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Can Patreon become a powerful, multi-billion-dollar company at the heart of the global media and entertainment industry? It's founders and investors certainly believe so. In this ...

The founding story of Patreon

The founding story of Patreon

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

It's May 7, 2013 and Jack Conte is, in his own words, "totally exhausted, slash, totally wired, in that really weird in-between zone." He has spent 18 hours per day for the last 50...

The Patreon EC-1

The Patreon EC-1

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

TechCrunch is launching a new format for Extra Crunch members, called the EC-1. Modeled after the Form S-1 filing that late-stage startups submit to the SEC as part of the IPO proc...

The definitive Patreon reading guide

The definitive Patreon reading guide

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

At nearly six years old, Patreon has gone from startup to king of membership. Now an established leader in an industry that's been flipped on its head, Patreon's path has been anyt...

Facebooks Patreon Clone Wants to Pocket Up to Six Times As Much of the Revenue As Patreon

Facebook's Patreon Clone Wants to Pocket Up to Six Times As Much of the Revenue As Patreon

gizmodo.com     1+ mon ago

According to TechCrunch, a "policy document" shows that its Fan Subscriptions feature, which has only been made available to a tiny number of creators so far, shows that Facebook w...

Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth

cnbc.com     2+ mon ago

Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth Published 3:41 PM ET Wed, 23 Jan 2019 Updated 6:56 PM ET Tue, 5 Feb 2019 CNBC.com Crowd-funding serv...

The Banker's Veto, How Patreon Silences Dissent

infowars.com     2+ mon ago

Big tech companies have seized control of digital platforms, and have declared their self righteous status as the gatekeepers of who gets to address the public. Conservative voices have overwhelmingly...

Patreon is a threat to the free internet

spiked-online.com     3+ mon ago

Inspired by the hippy culture of the Bay Area, Silicon Valley's pioneers once waxed lyrical about an open internet of the future, in which empowered citizens could express themselves freely without fe...

Jordan and Dave Rubin leave Patreon.

freerepublic.com     3+ mon ago

...

An Equity deep dive on Patreon

An Equity deep dive on Patreon

techcrunch.com     2+ week ago

...

Famed Atheist Deletes Patreon Account Over Banning Of Anti-Leftists

dailywire.com     4+ mon ago

views On Sunday evening, famed atheist Sam Harris fired off a tweet announcing he would delete his Patreon account on Monday to protest Patreon banning several c...

The game development boy band selling experimental games through Patreon

The game development boy band selling experimental games through Patreon

theverge.com     2+ week ago

If you were to check out the Instagram page for the Sokpop Collective, you'd probably have a hard time figuring out what it actually does. It's full of shots of four young Dutch gu...

Sam Harris Deletes Patreon Account in Protest of Corporate Censorship

bigleaguepolitics.com     4+ mon ago

...

Milo Yiannopoulos punted from Patreon within hours of launching crowdfunding campaign

Milo Yiannopoulos punted from Patreon within hours of launching crowdfunding campaign

washingtontimes.com     4+ mon ago

Milo Yiannopoulos was punted Wednesday from crowdfunding platform Patreon within hours of the embattled right-wing media personality attempting to bankroll a "roaring" comeback. P...

Patreon tolerates calls for violence from leftists

Patreon tolerates calls for violence from leftists

wnd.com     4+ mon ago

Patreon tolerates calls for violence from leftists Meanwhile, conservatives demonetized Published: 2 mins ago ...

Robert Spencer video: Join me on Patreon!

jihadwatch.org     8+ mon ago

Robert Spencer video: Join me on Patreon! Jul 28, 2018 After years of writing, I d like to increase my emphasis on video production. With this in mind, I plan to start weekly programs, and eventuall...

Why Adult Content Creators Are Mad at Patreon

gizmodo.com     9+ mon ago

...

What Is Patreon and How Does It Work?

makeuseof.com     3+ mon ago

...

Patreon and Mastercard ban Robert Spencer without explanation

freerepublic.com     8+ mon ago

Patreon and Mastercard ban Robert Spencer without explanation Posted on Recently Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes have been banned from various social media platforms, in a desperate attempt by th...

Patreon bans 'broke' right-wing polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos

rt.com     4+ mon ago

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Patreon over past association with Proud Boys Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Patreon over past association with Proud Boys The crowdfunding platform cited past endorsemen...

More Violent Extremism Unearthed on Funding Platform Patreon

breitbart.com     4+ mon, 4+ day ago

...

The elements of business

The elements of business

chemistryworld.com     3+ mon ago

2019 marks 150 years since the periodic table was devised, and what better way to mark the occasion than by celebrating the vital contributions that elements make to major industri...

A top Patreon creator deleted his account, accusing the crowdfunding membership platform of 'political bias' after it purged conservative accounts it said were ...

businessinsider.com     4+ mon ago

The owner of one of the top-grossing accounts on Patreon, the author and podcaster Sam Harris, said he deleted his account and accused the crowdfunding website of exhibiting "political bias" when it b...

The business of esports

cbsnews.com     3+ mon ago

...

This Week in the Business: Out of Business

kotaku.com     3+ mon ago

...

Reddit partners with Patreon to help creators build communities

theverge.com     5+ mon ago

Patreon, a crowdfunding membership platform for creators, announced today that it's partnering with Reddit to help users promote their work and build communities. Most of these changes are being made...

Patreon bars anti-feminist for racist speech, inciting revolt

Patreon bars anti-feminist for racist speech, inciting revolt

sfgate.com     3+ mon ago

Jacqueline Hart (right), head of trust and safety at Patreon, at the company's offices in San Francisco. Sam Harris, the polemical atheist neuroscientist known for his podcast "Wa...

Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt

Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt

nytimes.com     3+ mon ago

Sam Harris, the polemical atheist neuroscientist known for his popular podcast "Waking Up," was making tens of thousands of dollars a month from fans who donated to him through Pat...

New Dragon Ball Unreal demo released for Patreon backers

New Dragon Ball Unreal demo released for Patreon backers

n4g.com     5+ mon ago

DSOGaming writes: "Back in June, we informed you about a new demo of the fan-made Dragon Ball game in Unreal Engine 4, Dragon Ball Unreal, that would be coming out shortly. Well, t...

Facebook   s Patreon competitor is a bad deal for creators

Facebook s Patreon competitor is a bad deal for creators

theverge.com     1+ mon ago

Facebook began expanding access to its Patreon competitor last night, giving more page owners the ability to start offering content to their subscribers for a monthly fee. But it d...

Patreon splits its service to cater for different creators

engadget.com     1+ mon ago

Of all the iPads, the new Air might be the "just right" option. The Season 1 patch is live, adding a player reporting option and Razer Chroma support. ...

Sam Harris Closes Patreon Account in Protest over Platform's Censorship

breitbart.com     4+ mon ago

Screenshot 17 Dec 2018 Popular author Sam Harris has closed his Patreon account in protest over the company s recent censorship of political commentators. ...

Patreon Staff Change Rules to Justify Banning Free Speech YouTuber

Patreon Staff Change Rules to Justify Banning Free Speech YouTuber

newsbusters.org     4+ mon ago

A prominent YouTuber has gone from being banned to having Patreon change the rules and ban him for an entirely different reason. Crowdfunding website Patreon had banned Sargon Of ...

Search Builder

(Click to add to search box)
payment processing fees  business thesis hinges  CEO Jack Conte  estimates Patreon data  New York City  Second Measure data  fan base  San Francisco phenomenon  fan bases  business model  month creators  content creators  data Patreon  Patreon creators  revenue source  hits business  credit transactions  Las Vegas  San Antonio  creator earnings  retention rates  patrons Patreon  Second Measure  anonymized debit  creator ecosystem  Graphtreon data  payment fee  membership businesses  feature illustration  marketplace rake  commission model  talent manager  record label  commission fees  website Graphtreon  business models  metro area  Patreon reports  revenue streams  Josh Constine  
**Content contained on this site is provided on an “as is” basis. 4Internet, LLC makes no commitments regarding the content and does not review it, so don't assume that it's been reviewed. What you see here may not be accurate and should not be relied upon. The content does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of 4Internet, LLC. You use this service and everything you see here at your own risk. Content displayed may be subject to copyright. Content is removed on a case by case basis. To request that content be removed, contact us using the following form: Contact Us.