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)
2,342 (est)+3%
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 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.
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
Zeega February 19, 2015
Torando Labs October 28, 2014
Kingfish Labs September 11, 2012
Yoke September 11, 2012
Star.me September 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

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.

Kushner Ordered Deletion Of Observer Articles Critical Of His Friends: Report

He repeatedly ignored journalism ethics when he was publisher of the NY Observer in 2012, according to BuzzFeed News.

Jared Kushner deleted 'critical' stories at his newspaper, software developer claims

Jared Kushner told a software developer who worked at the New York Observer to delete several "critical" stories in 2012.

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" - Minnesota Startup NoSweat Inks Deal with PGA TOUR

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NoSweat (https://nosweatco.com/) recently announced that it signed a deal to become an Official Licensed Partner of the PGA TOUR. A disruptor in the sweat technology performance space, the Minnesota startup has stormed onto the scene over the last ...

Sorry guys, even Elon Musk can’t fix MoviePass…

Well, Elon Musk sure had a good run at fixing the world’s pressing problems. Stuff like climate change — with those fancy electric sports cars, built in a fancy tent. Or those fancy solar roof tiles. (Fancy rockets aren’t really a ‘fix’ at this point but he’s thinking about the extraterrestrial futu…
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BuzzFeed Company Life and Culture

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