The crowd-sourced online encyclopedia for absolutely everything. Everipedia is the next stage in the evolution of the internet – we combine the best parts of Wikipedia, Reddit, and Google into one massive encyclopedia of human knowledge and searchable content. - iCrowdNewswire

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The crowd-sourced online encyclopedia for absolutely everything. Everipedia is the next stage in the evolution of the internet – we combine the best parts of Wikipedia, Reddit, and Google into one massive encyclopedia of human knowledge and searchable content.

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The crowd-sourced online encyclopedia for absolutely everything.

Everipedia is the next stage in the evolution of the internet – we combine the best parts of Wikipedia, Reddit, and Google into one massive encyclopedia of human knowledge and searchable content. First we’ll make what Wikipedia tried and failed to do: a completely open platform where anyone – not just a few thousand editors – can contribute text, sources, images, and videos for a much richer encyclopedia experience.
Mahbod Moghadam


Wikipedia has 39 million pages worldwide—but there are more than just 39 million things in the world. With Everipedia, we give everyone the freedom and the access to source and share knowledge. There are no gatekeepers and no information elites. Create your own page about something you love, have it upvoted by the crowd, and contribute to what we envision as the largest information database in the world.

  • 1.8 million monthly unique visitors.
  • Already making money. Vision to become a site more important than Wikipedia, Google, and Reddit. Revenue will increase with popularity.
  • 3.5 million pages and counting.
  • Founder Mahbod’s previous company Genius is valued close to $1 billion. Genius investors include Andreessen Horowitz.
  • One of the fastest growing sites in the world. Currently ranked 33,295 up from 1,900,000 in July 2015.
  • Current banner ad avenues are bringing in about $150-300 per day.


I have invested in over a dozen startups including several of my own personal ventures. The everipedia investing proposition was something any investor , specifically one in technology looks for. A super talented team who’s shown previous success in the space combined with a unique idea that has endless potentional which will ultimately serve multiple purposes to a vast and broad audience.
Sohrab Naficy

Internet Grand Wizard Marc Andreessen has called Mahbod [Everipedia Cofounder] “The greatest community manager since Caterina Fake of Flickr” – that’s real.

Everipedia, also known as “Thug Wikipedia” to the insiders–which includes everyone by design–is the unannounced, and impossible to ignore, lovechild of the popular online encyclopedia and Facebook.

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Wikpedia compiles only a fraction of what we know, because they limit who can contribute and what is worthy of note. Everipedia is the next stage in the internet’s evolution: a place where everything we know exists in one giant searchable library.

1998: Paid Knowledge

– Limited authorship and limited information
– Unsearchable and expensive

2001: Outdated

– 30,000 authors
– Large but still limited knowledge base with poor source content
– Only 5.1 million english pages
– Searchable and free

2014: Infinite Data

– Unlimited authors
– Content voted up and down by the crowd for quality
– Sources filtered with Reddit style voting system
– 5.6 million english pages in just two years
– Searchable and free.


Everipedia is a modern-day knowledge aggregator. We changed the way knowledge is added, displayed, preserved, and understood on each page by making contributing links and information social and powerful. We combined tools from our favorite websites to create a super library.

Crowd-Sourced Info

Anyone can create a page about any person, place, organization, or thing and populate it with relevant links for that page.

All Searchable

Users will be able to search and sort for content based on human quality measures not arbitrary robot sorting mechanisms.

Upvote Sources

Users can upvote sources to surface the highest quality outside sources for dependable research.


In just 12 months since launch we’ve grown our website rank from 1.9M -> 30,000 in the world. We’re already among the top 8,000 sites in the United States with nearly 2,000,000 unique visitors every month which translates to approximately $200 in daily revenue.


Pageviews in June


Unique user visits in June


Pages on Everipedia


Everipedia was hatched only 15 months ago in a dorm room at UCLA.

April 2015


CEO Sam Kazemian writes the first prototype while in school at UCLA.

June 2015

Mahbod and Travis Join

The team grows as Mahbod Moghadam and Travis Moore join Sam as cofounders.

August 2015

Everipedia Launches and Funded by Mucker Capital

Live with less than 1,000 pages. We also raised $320,000 from Mucker Capital, a venture firm in Los Angeles. Their portfolio includes Task Rabbit, Trunk Club and Surf Air.

February 2016

100,000 Unique Pages and 2nd Round

In seven months we amassed a community that contributed to 100,000 pages unfound on Wikipedia. We also raised some angel funding to grow the team.

June 2016

500,000 Unique Pages & 1M Monthly Uniques

In the next four months Everipedia added 400,000 pages. We also hit 1,000,000 unique visitors per month!

July 2016

3,500,000 Unique Rich Pages

By adding open source content from Wikipedia we’re expediting content creation.

August 2016

5.6 Million Pages

Wikipedia import of 5.1 million pages plus Everipedia’s 500,000 original pages make us the largest datasource of english content online.

Fall 2016

Elastic Search

Elastic search is scalable search technology that makes it possible to search millions of pages and millions of content pieces instantly.

Spring 2017

World Domination

We prove all the haters wrong and crack the top 100 sites in the world. Only to work even harder to get to the Top Ten!

Mahbod is the most brilliant community creator we’ve seen since Caterina Fake’s heyday at Flickr.


Marc Andreesseen


Everipedia is the new, better version of Wikipedia. The site has massive traffic and rapidly growing revenue and traffic. The main reason we are raising money with Wefunder is to give investors who see our vision the opportunity to join our community – to be a part of our team here at Everipedia. We hope you’ll become a part of our community and help us build the site, then your investment and the return for all of us will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Everipedia is incredible software and has the best developers building something the internet needs. With your help we can be bigger than Reddit, bigger than Wikipedia, bigger than Google. We’ll create the largest source of human knowledge in the world unfiltered by a select few but rather built by everyone. If enough of us are committed to Everipedia we will continue to grow explosively together.

Much love,

Sam, Travis, Mahbod



Mahbod Moghadam

Cofounder of Magna cum laude from Yale and a graduate of Stanford Law. Fulbright Scholar and avid classical pianist. Early investor in Coinbase and Helpr.

Travis Moore

Real estate mogul in Las Vegas. Former Senior Business Information Analyst at Anthem. Triple majored in Biology, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience at UCLA. His passions are programming and investing.

Sam Kazemian

Sam double majored in Neuroscience and Philosophy at UCLA. He is a big fan of German metal band Rammstein. His friends fondly refer to him as Persian Zuck.


What problem are you solving?
The biggest problem, in my opinion, with Wikipedia’s notability requirement, is that it is used for sexist and bigoted motives. 87% of Wikipedia’s editors are white males under the age of 30, so it’s basically the 4chan crew who’s running Wikipedia. You can prove, by looking at the big picture and analyzing the numbers on a macro level, that they have a sliding scale on their notability requirement, based on your skin color and your gender. They’re a lot more strict on women and minorities having pages than they are on white males.

It’s a big problem that Wikipedia is the 6th biggest site on the internet, has all kinds of biases in it, and they’re biases that are losing them traffic. Wikipedia doesn’t care, because the editors aren’t getting paid. They’re not getting paid with money; the way they’re getting “paid” is that they’re allowed to use their power to reinforce their racist, sexist, and bigoted beliefs.

Everipedia just wants to make money. The way that we want to compensate ourselves is with money. We have logical and capitalistic motivations which allows us to give users a lot more freedom on our platform–the same way that, for example, Facebook does. Facebook lets you have a Facebook page about your startup, about your cat, about anything you want.

What are the differences between Wikipedia and Everipedia?
The less strict notability requirement is really just the tip of the iceberg. We also have all these pages that people are searching on Wiki for that they don’t have. They don’t have it, but we might, which is what has allowed us to grow so fast. The site is really just, in every way, shape, and form, a better version of Wikipedia. That means the software is much, much easier to use. It’s very easy to access and edit from your phone.

We’re more friendly in terms of building an inclusive community of involved users. You get IQ for your contributions, and you also get badges. Users receive a lot more recognition for their contributions than on Wikipedia. It’s also less prohibitive for registered users to edit and contribute on our site, whereas on Wikipedia, only a select few who are in a sort of “cool kids club” get to write.

There are also verified accounts for celebrities. Snoop Dogg is not allowed to edit his own Wikipedia page, but on Everipedia, Snoop Dogg can get his own verified account, and people will know that anything he says is coming from Snoop Dogg himself. Verified pages have a check mark next to it.

We also allow voting on the footnotes. One problem with Wikipedia is that Wikipedia has cited footnotes, but a lot of people don’t even know they’re there. On Everipedia, the footnotes are more front and center. Anyone can comment on any footnote, and you can go to them directly from the site. It doesn’t just give you the random name of a book that you can’t even find anywhere. It’s all things that you can verify right there. You can also upvote or downvote them. On Wikipedia footnotes are an afterthought, whereas for us the footnotes are front and center. It’s also a restriction, though, because we only accept web based sources for the aforementioned reason.

What content do you have that Wikipedia doesn’t?
Right now, we have a lot of pages that Wikipedia specifically doesn’t have, like characters from TV shows that aren’t notable enough to be mentioned in the Wikipedia pages. We have “Love & Hip Hop” character pages that have over 100,000 page views. That’s clearly shows there’s a demographic and an area of content that Wikipedia is missing out on, even though it’s the number 7 biggest site in the world.

Since it’s a non-profit, Wikipedia says anyone can actually take the sum total of their articles, even for profit purposes, as long as they say that it’s from Wikipedia. We’re working right now to actually import all of Wikipedia to the site. Basically, we’re trying to fork Wikipedia, and bring it over to Everipedia, so that it’s just Wikipedia plus everything else that’s unique to our own site. This ensures that we won’t have any real deficiencies to speak of. Obviously, we’re going to cite Wikipedia as one of the primary sources that an article comes from. We’re already starting to test some of those scrapings.

How is Everipedia’s community different than Wikipedia?
Although the community is still not big, it’s expanding. It’s just so much easier for people to get involved. At Wikipedia, they kind of treat it like a club that you need to be invited into. The people who are already contributing aren’t getting paid in money, so the only thing they have is their pride. Part of their pride is excluding other people from joining their exclusive club, but we’re trying to actually actively get people to join us and contribute, the same way that I was doing at Rap Genius.

I think we’re going to have a contributor-to-consumer ratio that is more similar to Rap Genius, than to Wikipedia, which would be huge. Rap Genius has a way, way bigger chunk. It’s closer to 1% of people contributing in some way, whereas Wikipedia is not even close to that. Wikipedia makes it so difficult. You can’t even figure it out. Even if you really, really wanted to contribute to Wikipedia, you’d have to learn wiki markups to do it, which I’ve tried, and I failed. Even though I’m not a technical person, I’m a website person, and if even I can’t figure out wiki markups, I doubt most high school or college kids would be able to. Basically, the only person who could figure it out is someone who has some experience with software development. That’s a pretty small pool of people who would even be capable of contributing to Wikipedia, which also explains its messed up demographics. It’s basically a bunch of young tech guys who are running Wikipedia, whereas any other site you look at, it’s more of a cross-section of society. There’s all kinds of people who contribute to Rap Genius. That’s because the software is really easy to use.

How are users engaged?
People are really interested in getting involved. Usually the first thing they want to add is stuff that they’re really passionate about: their own companies, themselves, or their friends. Then as they use the site (and it’s easy to understand how to make pages, merge pages, edit, link, and cite), they start branching out to the other content. We learned that the more modern our site looked–the more closer to Facebook or other social media sites it is in terms of usage, like messaging or editing–the easier it is for people to hop on.

They usually hop on by making something that they’re really knowledgeable about, mainly either themselves, their company, or something in their hometown. Then they get more involved, and quickly start making much more complicated nuanced pages. We have one of our editors who’s always on the site. He was making very sophisticated pages about cancer, different types of cancer treatments, and “starving cancer versus chemo starving cancer”–things that weren’t even on Wikipedia. Its unique content in the scientific realm is unique to Everipedia right now. People first start by editing stuff that’s really basic, and then branching out.

How did you guys get started?
My co-founders, Sam and Teddy, have been working on the site for a year before I (Mahbod) got involved. It was about 6 months after I had left Rap Genius, and I was giving a talk at UCLA. At my talk, Sam came up to me, and he showed me my Everipedia page. I had a eureka moment, because I had coincidentally been trying to get my own Wikipedia page. I tried to put it up myself but it got taken down. Then I even had someone who was more experienced help me out with it, but it still got taken down. When I saw myself on Everipedia, I thought, “This is amazing. If I wanted this so bad, there’s probably millions of people like me.” That turned into our pitch. The way that we pitch Everipedia to people is by starting a page about the person, or about their company, and then say, “This is you. This is your wiki, and you can improve it.” Then someone jumps in and starts improving it, and by then they’ve learned how to use the site, and it becomes one of their tools.

Everyone reads Wikipedia, but very few people actually know people who have contributed to the site. Everyone uses Google; they use it just as much as they read it. Facebook pages can be built by anyone, but no one actually contributes to Wikipedia at all. So our whole point was, with that observation in mind, if we could get even just a small amount of engagement, if we could just get 1 or 2 percent of people that read Everipedia to contribute, which is actually an order of magnitude more than Wikipedia, the ratio to contributors to readers, we would be as big or bigger than Wikipedia itself.

How many people have contributed or edited on your site?
There are over 4,000 registered users on Everipedia. Before, we had a handful of people every day that would come on, sign up, try the site, edit existing pages, and make new ones. But in the past 2 months, there’s been so many new people coming and trying the site, that it’s almost hard for even all of us that drive it, to just keep track of all the new people, message them, and reach out to them. Sometimes people do slip through the cracks, just because there’s so many of them. Some uncited content gets on the site, and it takes a day or two to really get it reviewed. It’s growing really fast. I don’t have a specific ratio, but at this point, just us at the office, which includes me (Mahbod), Travis, George, Christian, and Navin, is almost too few people to keep track of everything right now. At this point it’s a bit overwhelming even with five people, but it’s a positive first world problem to have.
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