We launched Protocol in February 2020 to cover the evolving power center of tech. Our ambition was to give decision-makers in tech, business and public policy the unbiased news and analysis they need to navigate a world in rapid change. That change has come faster than anyone could have predicted over the last 18 months, and we've been with you every step of the way with a team that's grown to more than 50 across Silicon Valley, New York, Washington and beyond and expanding rapidly.
Today, we're sharing the news that Axel Springer SE has agreed to purchase Protocol from our publisher, Robert Allbritton. While the deal won't close until the fall, we're excited about the prospect of joining a global media and tech company that shares our aspirations for Protocol's global ambitions.
Thank you for being part of the Protocol story so far – and for coming along as we take this new step. We are just getting started.