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Buffer is a company offering a social media management platform. It enables users to schedule their posts for later, post to their social networks, engage with multimedia, and create their own content.

TypePrivate
Founded2010
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitebuffer.com

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)122
Revenue (FY, 2018)$17.5 M(+19%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Buffer

Joel Gascoigne

Joel Gascoigne

Co-Founder, CEO
Dan Farrelly

Dan Farrelly

CTO
Carolyn Kopprasch

Carolyn Kopprasch

Chief of Special Projects
Åsa Nyström

Åsa Nyström

VP of Customer Advocacy
Kevan Lee

Kevan Lee

VP of Marketing
Katie Womersley

Katie Womersley

VP of Engineering
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Buffer Office Locations

Buffer has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
2243 Fillmore St #380-7163
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Buffer Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Buffer's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $3.5 m. In total, Buffer has raised $3.9 m
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Buffer Revenue

Buffer's revenue was reported to be $17.50 m in FY, 2018 which is a 18.2% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

17.5m

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

18.2%

Cash (30-Jun-2018)

7.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018E

Revenue

14.8m17.5m

Revenue growth, %

33%18%

Net Income

2.4m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Revenue

3.8m4.1m4.3m4.5m

EBITDA

957.9k854.3k1.2m1.3m

EBITDA margin, %

25%21%28%30%

Net Income

705.1k
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Cash

2.6m3.5m4.4m5.3m6.3m7.0m
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Buffer Operating Metrics

Buffer's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 302.7 k in Q2, 2017.
Jan, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018May, 2018Q2, 2018Aug, 2018Mar, 2019Apr, 2019May, 2019Sep, 2019Oct, 2019

ARR

$12.80 m$13.80 m$14.80 m$15.75 m$16.75 m$15.90 m$17.74 m$17.96 m$17.98 m$18.40 m$19.57 m$19.65 m$20.13 m$21.35 m$22 m

Monthly Recurring Revenue

$1.06 m$1.18 m$1.23 m$1.31 m$1.40 m$1.32 m$1.48 m$1.50 m$1.50 m$1.53 m$1.63 m$1.64 m$1.68 m$1.78 m$1.84 m

Monthly Active Users

293.91 k302.71 k

Weekly Active Users

186.20 k186.59 k
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Buffer Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
RespondlyDecember 17, 2015
ShareFeedMay 17, 2012

Buffer Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

71/100

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Buffer Online and Social Media Presence

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Buffer News and Updates

Will You Work Harder If You Find Out Your Boss Makes More Money Than You Thought? Science Says Yes

A new study shows that employees work harder when they realize their boss makes more than they thought.

ETF Veterans Start Funds That Seek to Hedge the Next Correction

ETF Veterans Start Funds That Seek to Hedge the Next Correction

Government Hopeful That Recent Measures Will Succeed In Stabilizing Sugar Prices

Surplus production of sugar during the current sugar season had resulted in depressed sugar prices which is adversely affecting the realization by the sugar mills from sale of sugar in the open market. Low realization from sale of sugar in the country during 2017-18 sugar season resulted in accumula…

Northern Cyprus Reportedly Considers Lifting Casino Gambling Ban on Residents

Northern Cyprus authorities are reportedly considering the possibility to lift a long-standing casino gambling ban on Turkish Cypriots, the Cyprus Mail reported Wednesday citing media outlets from the northern portion of the Mediterranean island. Discussions are believed to have been triggered by th…

How This Startup Is Fixing Its Diversity Problem With Radical Transparency

This startup has a bold strategy to improve diversity and pay equity among its employees.

Remote workers share how they conquer loneliness

Loneliness is an inevitable consequence of remote working. To prevent this from impacting your motivation and productivity, you need to plan ahead. Remote work is an amazing way of life for so many people and companies around the world, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges.Read Full …
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Buffer Blogs

We’re Trying a 4-Day Workweek for the Month of May

As April comes to a close, and we look ahead to another month where our global team is living in various forms of lockdown and isolation, I decided that for the month of May, Buffer will operate under a 4-day workweek (at full pay) across the whole 89-person team. We’re in a period of time […]

Is Remote Work Greener? We Calculated Buffer’s Carbon Footprint to Find Out

I wish I could tell you that I have always been an environmental warrior. But my story is a more common one. I’ve always done my best to care for the environment. I cycle, walk or take public transport as much as I can. I use my refillable water bottle and tote bags to avoid […]

Business as Abnormal: Every Message We’ve Shared With Our Team (So Far) During COVID-19

Ever since a global pandemic exploded the ranks of remote workers in a matter of a few weeks, folks have been turning to longtime remote companies like Buffer for answers. We wish we had them. Buffer has been fully remote for almost 10 years, but this is not normal remote working. We know remote, an…

Retreat Postponed by COVID-19: Message #1

This team communication regarding COVID-19 is part of our COVID-19 Response Series. You can see all the messages in the series here. Shared: March 4, 2020 Posted by: Courtney Seiter, Director of People Title: We are postponing our planned June retreat in Athens We are postponing our planned June ret…

COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program: Message #6

This team communication regarding COVID-19 is part of our COVID-19 Response Series. You can see all the messages in the series here. Shared: April 3, 2020 Posted by: Joel Gascoigne, Buffer Founder and CEO Title: Launching the COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program Launching the COVID-19 Customer Assis…

CEO Note on COVID-19: Message #4

This team communication regarding COVID-19 is part of our COVID-19 Response Series. You can see all the messages in the series here. Shared: March 26, 2020 Posted by: Joel Gascoigne, Founder and CEO Title: An assortment of thoughts on our approach during COVID-19 An assortment of thoughts on our app…
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Buffer Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Buffer founded?

    Buffer was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Buffer key executives?

    Buffer's key executives are Joel Gascoigne, Dan Farrelly and Carolyn Kopprasch.

  • How many employees does Buffer have?

    Buffer has 122 employees.

  • What is Buffer revenue?

    Latest Buffer annual revenue is $17.5 m.

  • What is Buffer revenue per employee?

    Latest Buffer revenue per employee is $143.4 k.

  • Who are Buffer competitors?

    Competitors of Buffer include SocialFlow, Sprout Social and Socialbakers.

  • Where is Buffer headquarters?

    Buffer headquarters is located at 2243 Fillmore St #380-7163, San Francisco.

  • Where are Buffer offices?

    Buffer has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Buffer have?

    Buffer has 1 office.