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Buzzfeed is a social news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media and digital technology, providing breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and videos across the social web to the audience. It also provides social advertising that engages consumers, inspires sharing, and produces social lift or earned media.
TypePrivate
Founded2006
HQNew York, US
Websitebuzzfeed.com
Employee Ratings3.2

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)2,192(-6%)
Job Openings49
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)

Key People/Management at BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti

Founder & CEO
Ken Lerer

Ken Lerer

Executive Chairman
Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Editor-In-Chief, BuzzFeed
Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen

Publisher
Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Chief Research & Development Officer
John Johnson

John Johnson

Co-Founder
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BuzzFeed Office Locations

BuzzFeed has offices in New York, Sidney, San Francisco, Los Angeles and in 4 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
111 E 18th St 13th Floor
Los Angeles, US
12044 Washington Blvd
San Francisco, US
Market St & 6th St, San Francisco
Sidney, US
Bridge St
Sydney, AU
17-19 Bridge St
Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioi Tower 1-3 Kioicho Chiyoda Ward
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BuzzFeed Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2006

BuzzFeed total Funding

$497 m

BuzzFeed latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

BuzzFeed investors

BuzzFeed's latest funding round in November 2016 was reported to be $200 m. In total, BuzzFeed has raised $497 m. BuzzFeed's latest valuation is reported to be $1.7 b.
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BuzzFeed Revenue

BuzzFeed's revenue was reported to be $260 m in Y, 2016 which is a 52.9% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

260.0m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %

52.9%

Market valuation

1.7b
USDY, 2015EY, 2016E

Revenue

170.0m260.0m

Revenue growth, %

53%
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BuzzFeed Operating Metrics

BuzzFeed's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 165 m in Jan, 2018.
Jan, 2014Jul, 2014Jan, 2015Jul, 2015Jan, 2016Jul, 2016Jan, 2017Apr, 2017Jul, 2017Aug, 2017Sep, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Dec, 2017Jan, 2018Jun, 2018

Digital Page Views

357.91 m402.06 m483.29 m488.58 m486.88 m471.47 m521.05 m660.70 m462.93 m

Global Monthly Content Views

9 b

Monthly Unique Visitors

160.30 m157.10 m197.70 m198.60 m189.30 m184.40 m197.60 m200.28 m195.04 m194.75 m176.78 m171.81 m165.78 m152.71 m164.97 m

Offices

18
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BuzzFeed Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
ZeegaFebruary 19, 2015
Torando LabsOctober 28, 2014
Kingfish LabsSeptember 11, 2012
YokeSeptember 11, 2012
Star.meSeptember 30, 2011
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BuzzFeed Online and Social Media Presence

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

'The people at the platforms are good people': BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti responds to Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up the tech giants

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti responded to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's proposition of breaking up tech companies like Google and Facebook at SXSW on Friday. Peretti acknowledged that there was "a real sense of crisis in Silicon Valley," but implied that the solution wasn't necessarily t…

Gen Z prefers traditional media outlets over millennial-targeted ones like BuzzFeed and HuffPost

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. Something to mull this week: Brands and publishers have been obsessing forever over how to reach millennials, but a new study by The Atlantic’s creative marketing group Atlantic Re:think, Comscore, and H…

BuzzFeed just cut 15% of its staff, and some critics are now taking shots at CEO Jonah Peretti's strategy

BuzzFeed just laid off 15% of its staff, including its first big cuts in its news division, BuzzFeed News. The cuts were a reckoning for a company that seemed like it had cracked the code and figured out how to support high-quality, online journalism with advertising. Now, critics are blaming CEO …

The Wall Street Journal: Employees at BuzzFeed News vote to unionize

Employees at BuzzFeed News have voted to unionize, weeks after executives at the digital-media company announced substantial layoffs to steer the startup to profitability.

BuzzFeed News employees vote to unionize after mass layofffs

Employees at BuzzFeed News announced Tuesday they have voted to unionize with the NewsGuild of New York, claiming in a statement that they have "legitimate grievances about unfair pay disparities, mismanaged pivots and layoffs, weak benefits, skyrocketing health insurance costs, diversity and more."…

BuzzFeed to laid-off writers: We have a new job opening!

Former BuzzFeed employees who lost their jobs received a bizarre email. “Hello,” the email began. “We are writing to let you know that due to a resignation on the News team, there is now an open position on the Culture Team for a Culture Writer.” The message was clear and innocuous enough, with a s…
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BuzzFeed Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BuzzFeed founded?

    BuzzFeed was founded in 2006.

  • Who are BuzzFeed key executives?

    BuzzFeed's key executives are Jonah Peretti, Ken Lerer and Ben Smith.

  • How many employees does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 2,192 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $118.6 k.

  • Who are BuzzFeed competitors?

    Competitors of BuzzFeed include Vice Media, Vox Media and Mashable.

  • Where is BuzzFeed headquarters?

    BuzzFeed headquarters is located at 111 E 18th St 13th Floor, New York.

  • Where are BuzzFeed offices?

    BuzzFeed has offices in New York, Sidney, San Francisco, Los Angeles and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 8 offices.