Chartbeat raises $3m from Index Ventures and more!

  • 5 guys,
  • More than 1.2 million concurrent visitors being tracked right now,
  • More than 2,500 paying customers,
  • And three million dollars from the best investors on the planet…

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have raised $3m in Series A funding from Index Ventures and some of the best investors in the world including:

  • O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
  • Jeff Clavier
  • Freestyle Capital
  • Lowercase Capital
  • Founders Collective
  • SV Angel
  • Lerer Ventures
  • Jason Calacanis
  • Josh Stylman & Peter Hershberg
  • Betaworks
  • Alex Zubillaga
  • Fritz Lanman

It’s an incredible show of faith in our team and what we have built thus far and we’d like to thank everyone for their support. We’re going to take this team of hardcore C coders, genius Data scientists and all-round Python hackers and build Chartbeat into the ‘Intel Inside’ of websites everywhere.

Chartbeat: the quick guide

Chartbeat is a real-time analytics service used by  more than 2,500 paying customers including, Gawker Media, Groupon, Threadless, the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times to make their sites more adaptive in real-time. To see an example of what chartbeat can do when integrated into a site take a look at Gawker’s new beta site where Editors use chartbeat to make real-time decisions about what stories to show where and even reflect that data back to their users. There’s a 30-day free trial so there’s really nothing stopping you seeing what chartbeat can do for you.

Breaking one million

There’s been some celebrations around chartbeat today as we can now say that at any one moment during the day we are listening to the pulse of more than one million people across the web. You can see the current number of people chartbeat is interacting with by going to our front page.

As I know from painful experience with my personal site, for the vast majority of sites on the web the average number of people on that site at any one time is approximately zero, so this is a big milestone for us. We’ve been lucky to work with some awesome sites and companies since we launched a little over a year ago and in particular I want to call out a few chartbeat users who’ve gone above and beyond with feedback, encouragement and subscription fees! Thank you, Gawker media, Fast Company and Inc,, The New York Times, AOL, Forbes, Deltatre, Groupon and Threadless.

Thanks also to companies like Talking Points Memo, the Onion and the Chicago Tribune for putting the API through its paces and using chartbeat to make their sites automatically adapt in real time. We’re really very fond of you all!

We’re working hard on the evolution of chartbeat right now (and hiring!) and we plan on continuing to show just what you can do when you take data real time.