Funding Received
$24.8 Million in 4 Rounds from 12 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$10.8 Million Series C on November 30, 2012
Founded:
2006
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Wikia operates the world’s largest network of collaboratively published content on the web; home to 400,000+ communities for fans, by fans.
Founders:
Angela Beesley Starling, Jimmy Wales
Categories:
Social Media, Media, Search, Curated Web
Website:
http://www.wikia.com

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Wikia is home to over 400,000 communities for fans, by fans. We are often cited as the best source of accurate, dynamic, and fresh fan-authored information that is fueling virtually all aspects of popular culture: console and mobile games, cable and streaming TV shows, music festivals, big movie franchises, major sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, and current events on an international scale. Wikia's fan base continues to fuel consistent growth with over 2 billion global monthly page views in over 200 languages -- more than 40% of the traffic coming exclusively from mobile visits. Fans find their favorite fandoms through seven distinct and discoverable hubs. - Games - Movies - TV - Comics - Music - Books - Lifestyle

Whether fans are seeking the latest word on Dragon Age gameplay, adding details to Harry Potter’s family history, or looking for the perfect summer cocktail recipe, Wikia provides an environment for all superfan types to be original and empower their social presence through a creative and collaborative community.

In 2006, Wikia, Inc. was created from the minds of Angela Beesley and Jimmy Wales, the creator of the free online, open-source encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Jimmy and Angela realized they could use their MediaWiki technology to support the high demand of popular culture topics like video games, movies, books, comics, music, TV, and lifestyle topics including sports, food/drink, travel, and more. Reigning as its own business platform for collaborative media publishing ever since, Wikia has more than 200 employees worldwide and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Cologne, Tokyo, and Poznan, Poland.

Current Team (5)

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Past Team (19)

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Funding Rounds (4) - $10.8M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (4)

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    Wikianswers

    Wikianswers is a user generated content site where Internet users can ask and give answers.
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    Wikia Search

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    Scratchpad Wiki Labs

    Wikia's Scratchpad Wiki Labs is for users with narrow topics that aren't yet popular with...
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    Wikia

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Acquisitions (2)

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Investors (12)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    500 3rd St Ste 405

    San Francisco, CA 94017-1889

    USA

Competitors (8)

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