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Patreon Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid.

Mission: Our goal is nothing short of changing the very way in which creators are paid for their work, moving from ad-supported creations to direct support from fans. Thousands of creators now make a salary as an artist on Patreon. Together, we're sending them millions ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Today we're so excited to announce our acquisition of Memberful, adding a white label membership solution to our growing product portfolio.

    Patreon Acquires Memberful - art/work -behind the scenes at patreon

    At Patreon, we're building a world-class membership platform that enables creators to own the relationship with their fans. We feel that creators should decide how and when they engage with their fans, where they build their community, and how they run their business.

  • Honored to be a finalist in @FastCompany's 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards ✨

    Full credit goes to the creators & patrons that change the world every single day (our team is just here to help!).

    The 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards Finalists

    GENERAL EXCELLENCE George Aye, Cofounder and director of innovation, Greater Good Studio Sophie Bakalar, VC, Collaborative Fund Ryan Bethencourt, CEO, Wild Earth; investor, Babel Ventures Sebastian Buck, Cofounder, Enso Antionette Carroll, Founder, president, and CEO, Creative Reaction Lab Jay Coen Gilbert, Cofounder, B Lab Stephen D.

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Patreon – Why Work For Us?

Patreon powers membership businesses for creators.

Finally, creators get what they deserve.

In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account. This didn’t add up, so he drafted up an idea (hi, we’re Patreon) and brought it to his college roommate Sam Yam. Now it’s 2018, and Patreon is the solution to this same problem for over 50k creators.

We love creators

Patreon helps creators everywhere run their businesses and bring their fans along for the ride. Every moment spent working on this mission is a moment well spent; it’s actually changing millions of lives around the world. Our team is inspired, diligent, and proud of the culture we’ve created in order to nail this mission. Oh, and we have bizarre fun doing it.


  • Competitive Pay & Equity
    We believe in giving value for value. To get the best on board, we take care of our employees by providing competitive salaries, equity options and a 401k program.
  • Your Growth on Our Dime
    Patreon teammates are lifelong learners, so we’ll happily cover up to $3k annually for your professional development. Classes, seminars, mentorship — you name it.
  • We've Got You Covered
    Simply said, you should be happy and healthy. That’s why we offer incredible healthcare options for you and your loved ones, as well as catered healthy meals for lunch and dinner.
  • Diverse Teams Are Better Teams
    We’re absolutely dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workspace. We do that through regular workshops, monthly ERG meetings, participation in Project Include, and more.
  • In-Office Creator Visits
    Creators love Patreon, and they visit (and perform at) the office regularly.
  • Sweat it out
    Yoga? Weightlifting? No matter, your gym membership is on us.
  • Unlimited Vacation Leave
    Need a change of scenery/Mai Tai? Have fun! We’ll be here when you get back.
  • Wanna hang out?
    We like each other here, so we do happy hours, rec leagues, offsites, & more.
  • A Real Page Turner
    Choose a free book every quarter through our Team Reads membership.
  • All the Bells & Whistles
    Commuter stipend, computer gear, and standing desks galore.

Patreon Reviews

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    "Unbelievable personal growth."

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    • Senior Management
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    I have been working at Patreon full-time (More than a year)


    You will, find yourself, your ambitions, and begin to create a life for yourself that wakes you up motivated like never before.


    You definitely have to push yourself In stressful and testing situations. Bit the outcome is worth it.

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Patreon Photos

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Patreon photo of: Art by Patreon creators
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Patreon Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Patreon.


    Submitted resume via LinkedIn job posting, contacted by recruiter within a few days. The recruiter put me in touch with the job lead & I was interviewed via phone within a week.

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Patreon Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Startups to Work for in 2016, icreon, 2016

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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