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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 Ratings3.6
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)1,756
Job Openings87
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

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 Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

90/100

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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 UK revenue falls as pandemic hits digital advertising

Buzzfeed UK’s revenue dropped last year as the online media group battled the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the The post Buzzfeed UK revenue falls as pandemic hits digital advertising appeared first on CityAM.

BuzzFeed in talks to go public through merger with 890 Fifth Avenue, a SPAC focused on media and telecom

Summary List PlacementBuzzFeed is considering going public through a merger with the special-purpose acquisition company 890 Fifth Avenue Partners, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The terms of the deal aren't publicly known, and talks are ongoing and can still fall apart, according to Bloomberg. Buz…

BuzzFeed Is in Talks to Go Public Via 890 5th Avenue SPAC

BuzzFeed Is in Talks to Go Public Via 890 5th Avenue SPAC

BuzzFeed Announces Deep Cuts To HuffPost Staff After Acquisition

BuzzFeed acquired HuffPost from Verizon Media in February.

BuzzFeed uses AI to create romantic partners in its latest quiz

A new BuzzFeed quiz is the first in what Director of Product for Quizzes Chris Johanesen said he’s hoping will be a series of “stunt-y experiments” that the publisher launches this year. The quiz, timed for Valentine’s Day weekend, promises to “create your perfect boyfriend (or girlfriend) using AI …

The SPAC boom could rescue digital publishers like Buzzfeed and Vice from despair

Digital media companies may be the latest industry to use SPACs as instruments to go public.
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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 1,756 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $148.1 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.