Creating the future of online publishing

We’re a proud non-profit organisation building open source technology for journalism

Ghost was founded in April 2013, after a very successful Kickstarter campaign to create a new platform focused solely on professional publishing. Our mission is to create the best open source tools for independent journalists and writers across the world, and have a real impact on the future of online media.

Today Ghost powers an incredible range of websites; from individual bloggers who are just getting started, to large teams of writers and editors at some of the largest organisations in the world. We've built a sustainable business around a free core application, funded by a premium platform as a service to run it on.

1,282,195
Ghost installs to date

Behind the scenes, we're just a group of weird, fun-loving humans who enjoy experimenting with new technology. We believe in creating as much freedom in the world as we can, and everything we do is based on that core principle.

We set Ghost up as non-profit foundation so that it would always be true to its users, rather than shareholders or investors. Our legal consitution ensures that the company can never be bought or sold, and one hundred percent of our revenue is reinvested into the product and the community.

As a public organisation we also believe in being transparent and accountable for everything we do, so we publish our live financial data for all to see.

All of our company metrics are public

Yes, this is a live feed of our real data! We also write regularly about our story »

$726,648
Annual Run Rate
$60,179
Monthly Run Rate
$13.70
ARPU
5.11%
User Churn
4,419
Active Customers
80M
Requests/Month
601,492
Registered Users
24,921
Github Stars
481
Themes
ChartMogul Subscription Analytics
We use our revenue to hire amazing developers who build really great, open software
Great software attracts people who are excited about using it to publish online
People who want the best experience pay for our premium Ghost(Pro) platform
The Ghost(Pro) platform generates revenue for the
non-profit foundation

We call this Sustainable Open Source

The more people who use Ghost, the more customers we have, the more revenue we receive, the more great people we can hire to work for the foundation, the better the software gets, the more people use Ghost… and so on.

It's a virtuous cycle which means that we can keep creating open, hackable software with a vibrant future, forever.

Ghost Foundation Team

Our virtual headquarters is in Singapore, but we're a fully remote team spread all over the world. Between us, we cover 5 continents, 7 nationalities and 6 languages. All the work we do happens online, with no office to speak of. We use great tools like Slack, Zoom and Github to collaborate efficiently, harnessing the formidable power-of-the-internet™ to get things done.

We spend our days talking to each other and developing beautiful, open source products using modern technology to power the future of online publishing.

John
On a plane
John - Co-Founder, CEO Joined May, 2013
Hannah
UK
Hannah - Co-Founder, CTO Joined July, 2013
Sebastian
Austria
Sebastian - Developer Joined October, 2013
Sarah
USA
Sarah - Support Joined May, 2014
David
UK
David - Developer Joined August, 2014
Kevin
UK
Kevin - Developer Joined August, 2015
Georgina
Egypt
Georgina - Operations Joined January, 2016
Aileen
Thailand
Aileen - Developer Joined January, 2016
Kate
Germany
Kate - Developer Joined May, 2016
Ryan
New Zealand
Ryan - Developer Joined August, 2016

Sound like the sort of life you would enjoy?

We're always looking for great people to join us, some benefits include...

Ghost Network Map

World class team & product

Work with a group of incredible people who are unbelievably excited about the work they do and the technology they use.

Explicit freedom

Choose where you work and how you want to work. It's entirely up to you. We want really just want you to be happy.

Unlimited holidays

We don't count how many hours you work each day. We do insist that you take at least 2 full weeks off per year, though.

All costs covered

We'll set you up with all the latest tech gear which you need and pay for a co-working space if you'd like one.

Personal development

We'll coach you to help you grow your career and cover any costs for conferences, meetups, books or memberships.

Team trips

Twice a year we fly everyone to an exotic location so we can spend a week working together and grabbing a few drinks.

Open Source Team

In addition to the full-time team, Ghost is also made possible by an incredible community of open source contributors from all over the world who graciously volunteer their time and their code to the project.

Without the open source community, nothing which we do would be possible. We are forever indebted to the people who believe in what we do and help us.