Patreon (/ˈptriɒn/, /-ən/) is an American membership platform that provides business tools for content creators to run a subscription service. It helps creators and artists earn a monthly income by providing rewards and perks to their subscribers. Patreon charges a commission of 5 to 12 percent of creators' monthly income, in addition to payment processing fees.

Patreon, Inc.
A Patreon page from January 20, 2018
Type of site
Membership platform
Available inEnglish
Created by
Key peopleJack Conte (CEO)
Users3 million monthly active patrons
LaunchedMay 2, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-05-02)
Current statusActive

Patreon is used by YouTube videographers, webcomic artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, adult content creators,[1] and other categories of creators who post regularly online.[2] It allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons, on a recurring basis or per work of art.[3] The company, started by musician Jack Conte and developer Sam Yam[4][5] in 2013, is based in San Francisco.[6]