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About Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is empowering the world to build technology through collective knowledge.

More than 100 million people come to Stack Overflow’s public platform every month making it one of the 50 most-visited websites in the world.

Stack Overflow’s products include a private knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow for Teams, sub-communities called Collectives™ on Stack Overflow that connect users to the technologies they use most, Stack Overflow Advertising, and Stack Overflow Talent. Organizations such as Bloomberg, Expensify, Instacart, Microsoft, Zapier, and more work with Stack Overflow to help them centralize information, increase efficiency, and build faster. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is headquartered in New York.

What we do

As the most trusted knowledge sharing and collaboration platform, Stack Overflow has three core products:

The Public Platform

Stack Overflow is where developers and technologists go to gain and share knowledge. Stack Exchange is for non-technical questions and answers such as cooking, biology, and more.

Stack Overflow for Teams

Where developers and technologists can share private, organization-specific knowledge with coworkers asynchronously.

Reach & Relevance

Where companies can build their brands and reach the world’s largest audience of developers and technologists through Employer Branding, Advertising, and Collectives™ on Stack Overflow, which are sub-communities that help people more easily adopt and deploy the technologies they use most.

Fast Facts

Stack Overflow is a company created by developers, for developers, transforming how people work

Founded in 2008 by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, two developers who wanted to make coding resources more accessible for all.
Stack Overflow has raised $153 million in funding. Their Series E, announced in July 2020, was an $85 million round led by GIC with participation from Silver Lake Waterman, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures.
Over 1,500 customer organizations work with Stack Overflow to centralize documentation and improve efficiency, including Microsoft, Bloomberg, Chevron, Instacart, Expensify, Zapier, and more.
Over 100 million monthly visitors to Stack Overflow’s network, ranking it within the top 50 most visited websites globally.
Stack Overflow has helped developers over 50 billion times through its public Q&A forum and its private Teams forums.

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