Patreon

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.
Screenshot
A Patreon page from January 20, 2018
Type of site
Membership platform
Available inEnglish
Headquarters,
U.S.
Created by
Key peopleJack Conte (CEO)
URLpatreon.com
RegistrationRequired
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]