I’ve spent the last two months researching Patreon, interviewing its executive team and investors, and talking to its customers. Thrilled to publish this report.
It’s the first in a new format for TechCrunch (and for me): in-depth reports on top late-stage stage startups that aim to provide the definitive analysis on a company.
This one clocked in at roughly 24,000 words. That’s half of a standard business book.
I approach this from three angles:
- A business case study of Patreon’s founding and growth.
- A breakdown of the product’s evolution and roadmap for the next three years.
- An investor-minded analysis of the company’s performance metrics, financials, competition, and exit potential.
Here are the posts:
- Patreon’s founding story
- Patreon’s product evolution and vision
- Patreon’s business model, user metrics, & financials
- Patreon’s overarching thesis
- Patreon’s competition
- Patreon’s exit potential (IPO & acquirers)
- Reading guide / syllabus
If you read it, feel welcome to contact me with questions and comments.