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Closed Date4/2012

General Information


New York Office


TOTAL $150k
Angel, 12/2007



Klatcher Closed down April 8, 2012

Klatcher is a free self-publishing platform that provides authors with impactful, automated business technologies to fuel their online publishing success. Its tools enable everyone to publish texts, rich media and all file formats, build and retain their reader base, and take part in an advanced creative economy that maximizes productivity and income for authors. Klatcher’s strategic goal is to empower every creative mind to make a living from its creativity in less than 60 days.

Klatcher currently has a headcount of 9, located in the San Francisco Bay Area (CA), New York (NY), Berlin (Germany), and Chennai (India). It was first launched in August 2008 as a universal publishing tool, focusing on easy to use publishing tools and a one click monetization technology. In beginning of 2009, powerful social networking features, a new user interface and a monetary stimulus technology were added, and launched in public beta testing in April 2009.

The company is led by Johannes Bhakdi (CEO) and Robert Kunze (CTO), and is currently a division of Sophotec VC Inc., a Silicon Valley based innovation company focusing on knowledge and mind technologies.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Closed. (4/8/12)
  • Check
    Klatcher added Johannes Bhakdi as Founder. (1/1/08)
    Posted 8/29/08 at 8:19am
  • Dollar
    Klatcher received $150k in Angel funding. (12/13/07)
    Posted 8/29/08 at 8:19am




Klatcher publishing platform
Launch DateJune, 2009

Klatcher is a site that makes your pictures, videos, slides and stories sell. It’s free, and you keep 65% of all your sales.

Using the most effective publishing system on earth, Klatcher lets you sign up and publish a new item in 120 seconds.

Your content is automatically turned into highly attractive, nice to navigate media items, (enter your story -> publish -> premium products in channel)

which are super-easy for your readers to buy. Within 3 clicks, they can pay and access your premium content.

Klatcher works perfect for pictures, videos, tutorials, blog posts, presentations or just exciting stories.

As a rule of thumb, 75% of buyers come from your existing reader community, and 25% are new readers from Klatcher.

You can freely decide if you want to offer your readers an external channel on, or integrate Klatcher on your existing site or blog. And you can leave content for free on your own site, and at the same time put it up for sale on Klatcher.

And, selling your content is totally optional. You are welcome to create as much free content for your readers as you want. Klatcher makes your stories look cooler than any other system, and makes your readers happy – with or without a price.

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