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Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is a company founded in 2009 by Joshua Foer.

Atlas Obscura is an online travel magazine and provider. It was established in 2009 by Dylan Thuras, Joshua Foer. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Service

Atlas Obscura runs a media website revolving around hidden or unique travel locations worldwide. It also has a section dedicated to food and drinks specialties from various regions. Atlas Obscura also provides in-depth stories about certain locations. The website delivers information through written and visual media. The contents featured on the website are user-generated, although it is curated by Atlas Obscura’s in-house editorial team.

Besides its media website, Atlas Obscura also provides a way for visitors to experience these featured locations, through its collaboration with AirBnb. It also partners with AirBnB to provide a booking method for multiple-day trips that Atlas Obscura operates.

Funding

Since 2015, Atlas Obscura has received a funding total of $32 million, with its most recent round held on September 2019. This round was a Series B, accumulating $20 million in capital. Investors who have provided financing for Atlas Obscura include A+E Networks, NAV.VC, AirBnB, and LionTree Partners.

Timeline

September 2019
Atlas Obscura raises a $20,000,000 series B round from A&E Networks, Airbnb and NAV.

Funding Rounds

Patents

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Ben Smith
May 31, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Atlas Obscura has reviewed how it tells its stories about curious places in light of last year's shift in how Americans view their past.

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