Few months just a hot new thing in clubby Silicon Valley, today one of the most promising social media networks on the planet. You’ve probably guessed it by now that we’ll talk about Clubhouse.
So, how big is Clubhouse? And how did it get to the point where it generates so much buzz and has a chance to stay in the mainstream for good?
On this page you’ll find all the key stats you need to know about Clubhouse in 2021.
- What is Clubhouse?
- How many people use Clubhouse?
- How popular is Clubhouse?
- How much is Clubhouse worth?
- How does Clubhouse make money?
- How to join Clubhouse?
But before we dive any deeper let’s address a very important question:
What is Clubhouse?
Clubhouse is a new audio-based social media platform that’s currently invite-only. You can use the app to listen in or participate in different discussions on different topics—sometimes with celebrities like Elon Musk, Kevin Hart, Oprah, and others. People who had a chance to use the app have described the Clubhouse experience as a combination of networking, panel discussions, and live podcasts.
If you’re looking for hard, fast facts about Clubhouse, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve pulled together an ultimate list of up-to-date Clubhouse statistics. Here, you’ll learn more about Clubhouse user growth, revenue, future plans and much more.
Let’s get started!
Clubhouse Usage Statistics (Our Top Picks)
- Clubhouse officially launched just in April 2020.
- Clubhouse has 6 million registered users, up from 600,000 in December 2020
- Clubhouse is currently ranked #5 in the US App Store under the “Social Networking” category and #1 in some other countries.
- Over 180 organizations and venture capitalists have invested in Clubhouse to date.
- Clubhouse has raised over $10 million to date.
- Clubhouse is currently valued at $1 billion (up from $100 million in May 2020)
- With its $1 billion valuation, Clubhouse joins an exclusive club of Unicorn startups, accompanied by the likes of Uber or Snapchat.
How many people use Clubhouse?
Despite its current invite-only nature Clubhouse currently has already over 6 million users. To make it look even more impressive, we’d like to point out that the platform had *only* 2 million users in January 2021. And actually only 1,500 in May 2020.
In other words, Clubhouse increased their user base by 3x in January alone.
Here’s a full breakdown of how Clubhouse’s user base has grown over time.
|2 million||January 2021|
|6 million||February 2021|
How popular is Clubhouse?
While user growth is important, we also have other metrics that present Clubhouse’s recent incredible popularity.
Specifically, app downloads.
Clubhouse is currently the 5th most downloaded app in the “Social Media Network” category of the App Store, just behind the likes of Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Discord.
The Clubhouse app has over 228,000 ratings (probably way more by the time you read this) with a 4.9 star review score.
According to Fortune Magazine, Clubhouse has been downloaded more 2.3 million times in January 2021 alone.
When we look at the data from Appfigures, the figures confirm that over 50% of all Clubhouse downloads to date have happened since the beginning of the year.
Search Interest in Clubhouse
According to data from Google Trends, searches for “clubhouse app” have increased by at least 25x over the last 6 months. Those numbers show that there’s an immense interest in the platform both in the US and internationally.
Sources: Google Trends.
Clubhouse outside of the US
As you could see above Clubhouse is also starting to gain traction outside of North America.
At the moment, Clubhouse is currently the #1 most-downloaded app in Germany, Japan, the UK, and Turkey.
In fact, Clubhouse is growing so quickly in China that invite codes are being sold for 188 yuan ($29).
Notable Clubhouse Users
In just a few months, Clubhouse has added a number of notable users actively participating in live podcasts. Here’s a list of famous people that we’ve seen creating rooms and participating in conversations on the platform:
- Elon Musk (entrepreneur, inventor)
- Drake (rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur)
- Mark Zuckerberg (entrepreneur)
- Oprah Winfrey (talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist)
- Jared Leto (actor and musician)
- Kevin Hart (comedian, actor, and producer)
- Ashton Kutcher (actor, model, producer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist)
- Chris Rock (comedian, actor, television producer, and filmmaker)
- Kanye West (rapper, record producer, and fashion designer)
- Mark Cuban (entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor)
- and more…
You’ve gotta admit that it’s quite an impressive list for an app that’s barely half a year old.
How much is Clubhouse worth?
In January 2021, Clubhouse raised a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz through the firm’s partner Andrew Chen in round said to be close to $100 million according to Axios.
That funding round valued Clubhouse’s parent company, Alpha Exploration Co., at over $1 billion. To put that in perspective, Clubhouse’s previous valuation, in May 2020, was $100 million.
How does Clubhouse make money?
Despite its lofty valuation Clubhouse is currently pre-revenue. While the platform currently isn’t monetized, Clubhouse is planning to roll out beta tests for monetization options sometime later this year.
Specifically, the firm will be trying to focus on a crowdfunding model that pays creators directly vs. display ads (similarly to Facebook or YouTube).
Sources: Clubhouse Blog Post.
Can anyone join Clubhouse?
Unfortunately, no. At the moment, Clubhouse is by invite only. That being said, you can currently sign up to reserve your username/handle. But to actually use the app, you’ll need an invitation from a current user.
Does Clubhouse have an Android app?
Right now, Clubhouse is only available on iOS devices. But they’ve announced that they’re currently actively working on an Android version of the app.
That’s all for our list of Clubhouse stats for 2021. The audio chat room app is quickly taking off. And, based on its rapid rise in valuation and popularity, its future looks pretty bright.
Whether Clubhouse goes mainstream (like Instagram) or sort of fades (like Snapchat) remains to be seen. But for now, Clubhouse is close to overtaking TikTok as “the next big social network”.
Do you have any stats or data that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.