ISSUE – Dec. 15 | Medium grows 140% to 60 million monthly visitors

Medium has released its end of year statistics revealing that it now sees 60 million unique monthly visitors (or readers, depending on your preference). This is a 140 percent increase from the 25 million the company said it had last year. Adoption of the publishing service appears to also be picking up, with 7.5 million posts penned, a 295 percent increase.

For a while, Medium has been promoting itself as a place where ideas can be shared and discussed. It has become a place used by people to pen “personal news,” while others have used it to write thoughtful pieces and defend their ideas on how to make the world a better place. As part of its year-end round up, the company has highlighted the most popular topics on the service, based on time spent. The number one? Politics. [ Venture Beat ]
Medium funding breakdown :
Apr, 2016 $50M / Series C
Sep, 2015 $57M / Series B
Jan, 2014 $25M / Series A