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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 Ratings3.5
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)1,816(+2%)
Job Openings99
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)

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

5 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. 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
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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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BuzzFeed Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    93/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    100/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    100/100

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti shares where he'll look for deals next after going public and acquiring Complex Networks

Summary List PlacementAcquistion-hungry BuzzFeed is putting the slide rule on a host of sectors from gaming to events, according to founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, who spoke Thursday at a press conference held at the company headquarters in Manhattan. Peretti outlined a plan for the youth-focused e…

BuzzFeed grew up. Now it’s going public.

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti at a press conference announcing his plans to take the company public. | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for BuzzFeed BuzzFeed is smaller than it thought it was going to be but it thinks it’s big enough to sell shares to the public this fall. Digital med…

Buzzfeed confirms it will go public via a merger with a SPAC

Digital news service BuzzFeed said Thursday it is going public by merging with special purpose acquisition corporation, or SPAC, 890 Fifth Avenue Partners Inc. in a deal with an implied valuation of 1.5 billion. SPACs, or blank-check companies, raise money in an initial public offering and then hav…

Buzzfeed to go public through $1.5bn US Spac deal

Buzzfeed today unveiled plans to go public through a blank-cheque deal that will value the media firm at $1.5bn (£1bn). The post Buzzfeed to go public through $1.5bn US Spac deal appeared first on CityAM.

BuzzFeed to Go Public in SPAC Deal Valuing It at $1.5 Billion

“We’re taking the next step in BuzzFeed’s evolution, bringing capital and additional experience,” CEO Jonah Peretti said.

BuzzFeed announces plans to go public via SPAC

BuzzFeed said Thursday it plans to go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The company is targeting a $1.5 billion valuation upon combining with 890 Fifth Avenue Partners, Inc., a blank-check company.Driving the news: As part of the transaction, Buzzfeed said it plans to acquire …
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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 1,816 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $143.2 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.