Wikia provides online community resources for building and organizing free content on any topic. The company enables groups of people to share information, news, stories, media, and opinions on any topic that inspires their passion.

Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley launched Wikia in 2004 to provide community-based wikis inspired by the model of Wikipedia, the free, open source encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales.

Wikia is committed to openness and invites anyone to contribute content. Authors retain their own copyrights and allow others to freely reuse their content under a variety of GNU and Creative Commons licenses. Wikia’s model supports the widespread distribution of ideas and information.

INITIATIVE
Emerging Tech
SECTOR
For-profit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
United States
TOTAL COMMITTED
$500,000(2005)