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 its global audience. It also provides social advertising that engages consumers, inspires sharing and produces social lift or earned media.
Type
Private
HQ
New York, US
Founded
2006
Size (employees)
2,233 (est)
BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti

Founder & CEO
Mark Frackt

Mark Frackt

CFO
John Johnson

John Johnson

Co-Founder
Lee Brown

Lee Brown

Chief Revenue Officer
Ken Lerer

Ken Lerer

Executive Chairman
Allison Lucas

Allison Lucas

General Counsel
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BuzzFeed Office Locations

BuzzFeed has offices in New York, New Delhi, Detroit, Denver and in 19 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
111 East 18th Street 13th Floor
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BuzzFeed Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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 Financials

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 m

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

52.9%

Market valuation

1.7 b
USDY, 2015EY, 2016E

Revenue

170 m260 m

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, 2018

Digital Page Views

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

Monthly Unique Users

77.80 m

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

Monthly Video Views (Tasty One Top)

2.30 b
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BuzzFeed Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Zeega February 19, 2015
Torando Labs October 28, 2014
Kingfish Labs September 11, 2012
Yoke September 11, 2012
Star.me September 30, 2011
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BuzzFeed News and Updates

New BuzzFeed Series Uses Social Media To Retell American History

“Future History: 1968” is a new mobile docu-series from BuzzFeed News that chronicles one of America’s most formative years through social media. What: The mobile docu-series Future History: 1968Read Full Story

Michael Cohen Drops Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed And Fusion GPS Over Trump "Dossier"

Michael Cohen Drops Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed And Fusion GPS Over Trump "Dossier" View Entire Post ›

Michael Cohen Drops Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed And Fusion GPS

The president's personal lawyer sued earlier this year over claims made about him in the Steele "dossier." View Entire Post ›

Michael Cohen scraps libel lawsuit against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen has decided to drop his libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the research intelligence firm Fusion GPS, reports the Hollywood Reporter. He had begun the process of suing both over the “Trump Dossier,” a generally unverified document of opposition research that…

Barack Obama And Jordan Peele Urge You Not To Believe Your Own Eyes

A video urging vigilance against fake information (including videos) by demonstrating what a manipulated Obama video would look and sound like. What: A terrifying new video, previewing one of the gravest threats in our near-future.Read Full Story

Here's Why BuzzFeed News Is Publishing Thousands Of Secret NYPD Documents

BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and …
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