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.
TypePrivate
HQNew York, US
Founded2006
Size (employees)2,339 (est)
Websitebuzzfeed.com
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
Ken Lerer

Ken Lerer

Executive Chairman
Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Editor-In-Chief, BuzzFeed
Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen

Publisher
Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Chief Research & Development Officer
John Johnson

John Johnson

Co-Founder
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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

Founding Date

2006

BuzzFeed total Funding

$497 m

BuzzFeed latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

2 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.
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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.
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

Global Monthly Content Views

9 b

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

Offices

18
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BuzzFeed Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
ZeegaFebruary 19, 2015
Torando LabsOctober 28, 2014
Kingfish LabsSeptember 11, 2012
YokeSeptember 11, 2012
Star.meSeptember 30, 2011

Human Capital Metrics

BuzzFeed's employees are reported to be approximately 54% female and 46% male.
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BuzzFeed Online and Social Media Presence

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BuzzFeed News and Updates

BuzzFeed News is partnering with Amazon to launch a book club as part of a push to create new revenue streams

BuzzFeed News is launching a book club in its continuing bid to diversify its revenue streams. The "BuzzFeed Book Club" entails access to an exclusive newsletter, a closed Facebook group, and discounts on books for members. BuzzFeed News will monetize the book club with affiliate partnerships it i…

BuzzFeed will now ask readers if they want to contribute money

BuzzFeed will start testing a ‘contribute’ button at the bottom of news articles, but has no plans to create an online paywall

BuzzFeed Zeroes in on Television With Premiere of Netflix Series and Launch of Twitter-Based TV-Review Show

The media company continues to expand outside the realm of news publishing.

BuzzFeed is making another live TV show for Twitter following 'AM to DM'

BuzzFeed is launching its second show on Twitter following "AM to DM." Made in London, weekly show "#What2Watch" will tell viewers what they should be watching on television and online, on services like Netflix. Twitter's internal figures show 69% of users watch traditional TV every day. BuzzFee…

This Quiz Will Tell You How Well You Can Copyedit For BuzzFeed News

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Joe Arpaio Gives Wild Explanation For Trainwreck Sacha Baron Cohen Interview

He apparently thought "hand job" referred to immigrants doing manual labor.
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BuzzFeed Company Life and Culture

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