We started Substack because we believe that what you read is important and that good writing is valuable. Our mission: make it simple to start a publication that makes money from subscriptions.
We are currently building the first version of our product: a web and newsletter publishing tool purpose-built for paid subscriptions. Substack is in private beta.
The first publication to use Substack is our own: On Substack. That’s what you’re reading. Here, we’ll publish stories and commentary about the new media world and share our thoughts about the problems and opportunities inherent in a changing time for journalism.
Read more about our plans in our first post: A Better Future for News.
Follow us on Twitter: @Substacked.
Chris is a software developer and product builder. He was the co-founder and chief technology officer of Kik, the company behind the popular messaging app of the same name.
Hamish is a professional writer who has been a tech reporter, a freelance journalist, and a writer for Tesla. He is the author of an upcoming book about electric cars.