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About Upbeat

Upbeat is a technology startup that makes public relations accessible by anyone with a good story. We have helped over 400 companies pitch their stories to the media, resulting in thousands of media coverage from the NYTimes, WSJ, NPR, Good Morning America of the world to specialized media like TechCrunch, FiercePharma, Trucks.com, and more. We've raised $1.5M in venture capital from Draper Associates, Maverick Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator, and more.

Our service is part agency, part software. Our PR specialists will service you like an agency to help you pitch your story. Our software leverages machine learning to help identify the best journalists for any particular story. Should a journalist choose to cover a story, our software makes it seamless for journalists to obtain the necessary information, schedule interviews, and get quick answers.

Outside of pitching, our software powers a large network of press pages and brings inbound media opportunities.


  • Ricky Yean, CEO
  • David Tran, CTO


  • Draper Associates
  • Maverick Capital
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
  • FirstRock Capital
  • UpHonest Capital
  • Quest Venture Partners
  • SV Angel
  • 500 Startups
  • Stanford-StartX Fund
  • Y Combinator
  • Esther Dyson
  • Philip Kaplan
  • Tom Rutledge


  • Flipboard, Kabbage, Atrium, Protocol Labs, Belief Agency, Side Hustle Pro Podcast
Total Funding
2-10 employees

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Located in San Francisco, CA, United States

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