BuzzFeed

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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, NY, US
Websitebuzzfeed.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2022)1,843
Job Openings102
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti

Founder & CEO
Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen

Publisher
John Johnson

John Johnson

Co-Founder
Katie Sitter

Katie Sitter

Senior Vice President, People
Carole Robinson

Carole Robinson

Chief Communications Officer
Peter Wang

Peter Wang

Chief Technology Officer
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BuzzFeed Office Locations

BuzzFeed has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington and in 7 other locations
New York, NY, US (HQ)
111 E 18th St 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, US
1135 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA, US
7323 Beverly Blvd
São Paulo, BR
Av. Pedroso de Morais, 272 - 9 andar - Pinheiros
Berlin, DE
Littenstraße 106-107
Mumbai, IN
Mumbai
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BuzzFeed Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2006

BuzzFeed total Funding

$497 m

BuzzFeed latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

6 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.
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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. BuzzFeed's Monthly Unique Users was reported to be 77.8 m in Apr, 2017.
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 m660.7 m462.93 m

Monthly Content Views

9 b

Monthly Unique Users

77.8 m

Monthly Unique Visitors

160.3 m157.1 m197.7 m198.6 m189.3 m184.4 m197.6 m200.28 m195.04 m194.75 m176.78 m171.81 m165.78 m152.71 m164.97 m

BuzzFeed Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
HuffPostNovember 19, 2020
ZeegaFebruary 19, 2015
Torando LabsOctober 28, 2014
Kingfish LabsSeptember 11, 2012
YokeSeptember 11, 2012
Star.meSeptember 30, 2011

BuzzFeed Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

89/100

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BuzzFeed Online and Social Media Presence

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BuzzFeed Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    73/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    74/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    62/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    67/100

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

BuzzFeed goes to court against ex-employees

BuzzFeed and more than 90 of its former employees remain locked in a legal fight over the company's public listing last December, during which the ex-employees claim to have been improperly prevented from selling their shares.Why it matters: The two sides are currently bickering over venue, and the …

The Wall Street Journal: BuzzFeed taps veteran insider Karolina Waclawiak as editor in chief of news division

BuzzFeed Inc. is set to name its top culture editor, Karolina Waclawiak, as editor in chief of its newsroom, people familiar with the matter said, tapping a veteran insider to lead a division that has been dealing with changes in leadership and strategy.

Mobile Gaming Platform VersusGame Partners with BuzzFeed

NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular mobile gaming platform VersusGame formally announces its partnership with BuzzFeed. Since its launch in 2019, VersusGame has been rapidly growing and has stood at the top of the prediction marketplace, enabling its users to make...

BuzzFeed says people are spending less time on Facebook

Meta's core Facebook app has been pressured to keep up with competitors, including its own Instagram and the fast-growing TikTok.

Dow Jones Newswires: BuzzFeed expects 30% revenue growth in the first quarter

Digital-media publisher BuzzFeed Inc. said it expects reported revenue to grow by about 30% in the current quarter.

BuzzFeed limits hiring following rough public debut

Data: Yahoo Finance; Chart: Axios VisualsBuzzFeed is limiting hiring to only critical positions, and will not be adding any new jobs unless there's a business case justification, CEO Jonah Peretti told staff last week. The hiring slowdown is meant to preserve cash, per a source familiar with the eff…
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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, Dao Nguyen and John Johnson.

  • How many employees does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 1,825 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $142.5 k.

  • Who are BuzzFeed competitors?

    Competitors of BuzzFeed include Mic Network, Mashable and Vice Media.

  • 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, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington and in 7 other locations.

  • How many offices does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 14 offices.