- Founded in 2013, Ben Thompson’s $120-a-year Stratechery newsletter is beloved by tech executives and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and reaches subscribers in more than 80 countries.
- By one estimate, Thompson’s solo-media enterprise is expected to generate more than $3 million in revenue this year.
- Yet as a raft of big-name writers leave their jobs to start their own newsletters via the “pivot to Substack” trend, Thompson’s success will be difficult — if not impossible — to replicate.
Primarily working out of Taipei, Taiwan, Ben Thompson sits some six thousand miles away from his adoring fanbase of techies in California.
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