UPWORTHY SPRUNG TO LIFE BY
BRINGING MASSIVE AMOUNTS
OF ATTENTION TO STORIES
THAT REALLY MATTER.
18 million people saw Zach Wahls’
passionate defense of his mothers’
relationship (“Two lesbians raised a
baby and this is what they got”) and
helped move the debate on marriage
equality forward. That success was
the genesis for Upworthy and all that
was to follow.
As a company, Upworthy kept
discovering and sharing stories that
would make a real difference. During
the “ice bucket challenge” craze, 17
million people saw Anthony Carbajal’s
honest and heartbreaking plea for
understanding the disease both he and
his mother will die from.