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Have you ever wondered who is on the list of Podcast startups with the highest growth rates?

You’re not alone.

There are hundreds of companies in this space, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 7 fast-growing Podcast startups that have top-tier venture capital funding.


7 Podcast Startups

1) Patreon

1) Patreon

Patreon is a website that connects musicians and other artists with their supporters.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jack Conte, Sam Yam
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $413,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 34

You can find their website here.

2) OZY Media

2) OZY Media

OZY Media is a premium media and entertainment company that covers TV, events, podcasts, and news for curious individuals.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Carlos Watson, Louise Rogers, Samir Rao
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $70,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

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3) Acast

3) Acast

Acast is a podcast and audio-on-demand platform that hosts, monetizes, and distributes audio content throughout the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Johan Billgren, Karl Rosander, Mans Ulvestam, Markus Ahlstrand
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $126,228,642
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

4) Pratilipi

4) Pratilipi

Pratilipi is a platform for language storytelling that connects readers, writers, and their stories.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Prashant Gupta, Rahul Ranjan, Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Sahradayi Modi, Sankaranarayanan Devarajan
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $29,833,055
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

5) Podimo

5) Podimo

Podimoa is an open podcast platform that provides creators with a subscription service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Andreas Sachse, Eva Lægdsgaard, Morten Strunge, Nikolaj Koppel, Sverre Dueholm
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: € 32,200,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

6) Headfone

6) Headfone

Headfone is a social audio platform for recording, listening, and sharing audios.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Pratham Khandelwal, Yogesh Sharma
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $3,012,075
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

7) Dive

7) Dive

Dive is an unique audio-community for professionals who want to share their job or industry insights and learnings.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Dmytro Boguslavskyy, Fernando Barrera, Lucas Consoli
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: € 700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

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