GrowSF acquires The Bold Italic to celebrate the best of San Francisco

Published December 08, 2022

Release date:
December 8, 2022


Relaunching in early 2023, The Bold Italic by GrowSF will showcase the very best of what San Francisco has to offer

San Francisco, CA — GrowSF has acquired The Bold Italic and will relaunch it in early 2023 with a renewed focus on positive and optimistic stories about San Francisco. The Bold Italic, which highlights stories about what makes San Francisco a great place to live, will remain committed to its mission of promoting authors who showcase the benefits of life in the City by the Bay.

"We are thrilled to welcome The Bold Italic to the GrowSF family," said GrowSF co-founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal. "The publication's focus on the best of San Francisco aligns perfectly with our mission of promoting the city as a great place to live, work, and raise a family."

The Bold Italic, which was founded in 2009, has grown to become a great source of local news and information about events and restaurants for San Francisco residents. Past stories and contributors will remain in place, and a new editor will ensure high-quality content that has made The Bold Italic a must-read for anyone interested in the city.

“The Bold Italic has a long history of highlighting the best ideas and information about life in San Francisco, and we’re excited for it to have a new home,” said Medium CEO Tony Stubblebine. “GrowSF is the perfect steward for the publication and we look forward to continuing to host the publication on Medium.”

"We are excited to continue The Bold Italic’s mission of showcasing the best of San Francisco under the umbrella of GrowSF," said GrowSF co-founder and CTO Steven Buss. "This acquisition will allow us to reach even more readers and continue to share the stories that make this city so special."

GrowSF was founded in 2020 with the mission of promoting the growth and development of San Francisco. The organization advocates for policies that support the city's residents, businesses, and community organizations.

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