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Location: San Mateo, California, United States United States
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Wikia

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San Mateo, California, United States United States
http://www.wikia.com
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Company description
Wikia is a community destination supporting the creation and development of wiki communities on any topic people are passionate about. We currently support over 5500 communities in more than 70 languages. Part of the free culture movement, Wikia content is released under a free content license and operates on the Open Source MediaWiki software. Explore our existing communities or start a new one.

Wikia, Inc.

Wikia is operated by Wikia, Inc. Wikia has offices in San Mateo and New York in the US, and in PoznaƄ in Poland. Remote staff are located in Chile, England, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and also in other locations in Poland and the US. Wikia's staff members have over 60 years Wikipedia experience among them.

Wikia was founded by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley in 2004. The company is incorporated in Delaware. Gil Penchina became Wikia's CEO in June 2006, at the same time the company moved its headquarters from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Menlo Park and later to San Mateo in California. A new office was launched in Poznan, Poland in September 2006 and Wikia moved out of St. Petersburg at the end of 2006. The New York office opened when Wikia acquired ArmchairGM in December 2006. Wikia has received two rounds of investment; in March 2006 from Bessemer Venture Partners and in December 2006 from Amazon.com.

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Gil Penchina
Angel investor in Linkedin, Wikia, Fastly, Paypal, Tinfoil Security, Become.com, Findwhat, Evite, Betzip, Qype, WeHeartIt and many more. Angel investments and exits: LinkedIn (IPO)        Coveroo    (...