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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
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)1,737
Job Openings48
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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, US (HQ)
111 E 18th St 13th Floor
Los Angeles, US
1135 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, 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

4 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 m660.70 m462.93 m

Monthly Content Views

9 b

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
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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

B

88/100

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BuzzFeed Online and Social Media Presence

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BuzzFeed Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    74/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    79/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    61/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    67/100

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

Staffers at BuzzFeed and HuffPost are worrying about layoffs and the future of their newsrooms as the two companies prepare to combine

Summary List Placement One digital media giant BuzzFeed is acquiring another, Verizon-owned HuffPost, in an all-stock deal that brings together two companies that have struggled to get profitable with big staffs to support and ad revenue declines in the pandemic. As part of the deal, Verizon Media …

Digital media merger: BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon

Two of the largest digital media companies, Buzzfeed News and Verizon Media-owned HuffPost, today said they’ve agreed to join forces. Buzzfeed said as part of a stock deal it will acquire HuffPost, although the two entities will stay as they are in terms of branding. BuzzFeed’s founder, Jonah Peret…

Daily Crunch: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed

HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media has sold HuffPost. This is part of a l…

BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost

Summary List PlacementHi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 20. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at LJohnson@businessinsider.com. Today's news: BuzzFe…

BuzzFeed To Acquire HuffPost In Multi-Year Partnership With Verizon Media

As part of the deal, Verizon Media will make an undisclosed cash investment in BuzzFeed.

BuzzFeed to buy HuffPost in all-stock deal

BuzzFeed has agreed to buy progressive news website HuffPost from Verizon Media in an all-stock deal, the companies announced Thursday. Why it matters: HuffPost was once one of the most-trafficked news websites on the internet, but an over-reliance on social media distribution and a lack of strategi…
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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 1,737 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $149.7 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.