We empower writers and their communities with exceptional product technology. New media is a new craft that requires a new kind of talent. So we're reinventing the media model with profitable, high-quality, innovative coverage from passionate, talented creators.
We've developed and nurtured a network of strong communities known for intelligent conversation. Our difference stems from the passion and emotion that we invest in the subjects that we cover. Our audience of over 20MM unique visitors per month engages in intelligent conversation around topics that matter to them and to our authors.
Our investors include Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, Allen & Company, and Khosla Ventures.
We love what we write about. We're proud of the four years we've spent building a platform that powers publishing, promotion, participation and profit. We're experimenting, learning, laughing, and growing.
The explosion of news sources and the rapid acceleration of the news cycle demanded that we develop new, more social formats for delivery of news and analysis. Traditional articles and blogs don't fully support the increasingly agile editorial process necessary to meet the evolving expectations for how we receive our news. Through editorial products like the StoryStream™, we're continuously experimenting with innovative new ideas for the web, mobile and across social platforms.
Our platform is a modern media stack focused on empowering rapid publishing, effective distribution and quality community in equal parts. We designed it from the ground-up with the direct involvement of SB Nation bloggers and members, enabling a new way to cover sports and foster intelligent conversation. Writers and communities can focus on writing, publishing and discussing the topics they're passionate about.
SB Nation is the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. From the beginning, we've focused on developing the highest quality grassroots sports sites on the web—recruiting only the most respected bloggers, writers and moderators to build their communities at SB Nation.
Sports are fundamentally local. Sports fans are generally not fans of sports—they are fans of individual teams. Unlike other sports media companies, we don't clump all sports fans onto one brand platform; doing so would water down the fan experience and conversation.
We offer over 300 distinct team and sport-specific sites, covering every major pro and college program in the U.S. and Canada, as well as non-team sports like NASCAR, MMA and Golf. Each site is devoted to an individual team, sport or league, and has its own writers, logos, team colors and community flavor, reflecting unique team traditions and fan spirit.
The result is an environment that fosters intelligent content, conversation, social interaction and relationships among people who share a common devotion. We have Bleed Cubbie Blue for the Cubs, Burnt Orange Nation for the Longhorns, Arrowhead Pride for the Chiefs or Waggle Room for golf.
Find your own favorite fan community.
Our flagship site, SBNation.com, covers sports stories that rise to national significance. With our innovative StoryStream™ approach, every story is a blog, a narrative that grows over time. Fans receive all important news updates and opinions the moment they break from all relevant sources — all delivered with the same engaging fan voices and conversation that characterize our individual sport and team sites. With a staff of more than 40 editors, researchers and contributors, SBNation.com has become essential reading for sports consumers of all profiles.
In June 2010 we launched SB Nation Regional, the most ambitious and exciting sports media initiative of the year. With StoryStream™ news delivery, opinion and analysis, feature columns and unique editorial franchises, these regional sites capture all that is relevant in regional sports. A daily must-read for fans of a particular sports market, these sites build on the success and focus of SB Nation team blogs, and are poised to become the next local sports page. SB Nation Regional now includes a total of 21 regions from every corner of the country.
SB Nation was born through the passion of a frustrated sports fan who used to be a print reporter. He felt like no traditional media outlet was covering his team the way that he wanted, which was with a passionate, authoritative voice that would also remain true to a lot of the journalistic principles. In short, professional quality, fan perspective.
We firmly believe that sports objectivity is a myth. We've always been forthcoming about the fact that we're relentlessly passionate about the teams and sports we cover. Across the SB Nation network you'll find that our writers live and breathe sports 24/7/365.
Our communities capture that passion and foster conversation about the topics that fans care about. This network was created by fans for fans, and that remains core to our editorial principles.