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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 Ratings3.1
Culture scoreB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2020)1,854
Job Openings4
Revenue (Y, 2016)$260 M(+53%)

Key People/Management at BuzzFeed

Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti

Founder & CEO
Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Editor-In-Chief, BuzzFeed
Peter Wang

Peter Wang

CTO
John Johnson

John Johnson

Co-Founder
Ben Kaufman

Ben Kaufman

Head of BuzzFeed Commerce
Lee Brown

Lee Brown

Chief Revenue 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
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

    B

    74/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    79/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    61/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    67/100

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

BuzzFeed hires The Mighty’s Peter Wang as its new CTO

BuzzFeed’s technical team has a new leader — incoming chief technology officer Peter Wang, who’s leaving his role as CTO of healthcare community The Mighty. Wang has plenty of experience in the media industry, having served as CTO at Refinery29 and at Narrativ, a startup that helps publishers make m…

BuzzFeed Aims To Cut Out Google And Other Digital “Middlemen” As It Expands Its Commerce Business

As part of BuzzFeed's 2020 roadmap it plans to broaden the scope of it's commerce business.

A martech startup has raised $3.5 million to bring cannabis and CBD ads to publishers like BuzzFeed, Hearst, and USA Today

Mainstream media has largely shied away from cannabis ads because of regulatory hurdles. But a martech startup called Vana claims it has proprietary age-gating and state-gating technology that can place cannabis and CBD ads that are compliant. It's been running such ads across its publisher networ…

BuzzFeed News Publishes ‘The Mueller Report’s Secret Memos’

Buzzfeed Publishes Documents Related to Mueller’s Trump Probe

Buzzfeed and Gousto investors back London media AI startup

A London artificial intelligence (AI) startup has today closed a $25m (£19.2m) funding round to help businesses better track their [...] The post Buzzfeed and Gousto investors back London media AI startup appeared first on CityAM.

Italy aide linked to Russia funding accusations frequented Moscow - BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the centre of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last year, news website BuzzFeed said on Thursday.
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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, Ben Smith and Peter Wang.

  • How many employees does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 1,854 employees.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue?

    Latest BuzzFeed annual revenue is $260 m.

  • What is BuzzFeed revenue per employee?

    Latest BuzzFeed revenue per employee is $140.2 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.