Feb 8, 2021 - Technology

Reddit raises $250 million at $6 billion valuation

Illustration of a glowing computer in the dark with the Reddit Alien on screen looking menacing. 

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Reddit said Monday that it raised more than $250 million in Series E funding from existing and new investors. Sources say the company raised the new funding at a $6 billion pre-money valuation.

Why it matters: The company has doubled its valuation since its last funding round of $300 million at a $3 billion valuation in 2019.

Data: News reports; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Be smart: It's a great time for Reddit to raise money. The company is experiencing record downloads and traffic amid the populist revolution on Wall Street that was seeded by retail investors on Reddit.

  • In January, Reddit’s mobile app saw 6.6 million installs globally, up 43% month-over-month from about 4.6 million in December, per Sensor Tower — it's best month ever.
  • The company said in December they have 52 million daily active users.

Details: In a statement, the company said it will use the funds to make more strategic investments in Reddit "including video, advertising, consumer products, and expanding into international markets."

  • In December, Reddit acquired Dubsmash, the short-form video app akin to TikTok.

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