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Niantic is a technology company primarily focused on developing augmented reality games. It builds an augmented reality platform for current and future generations of AR hardware. Its flagship products include Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureA+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)790(+2%)
Job Openings178
Revenue (Y, 2017)$890 M(-6%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Niantic

John Hanke

John Hanke

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

Chief Marketing Officer
Phil Keslin

Phil Keslin

Chief Technology Officer
Dennis Hwang

Dennis Hwang

VP, Visual and Interaction Design
Jeff Shouger

Jeff Shouger

Senior Vice President Finance
Kei Kawai

Kei Kawai

Vice President, Product Management
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Niantic Office Locations

Niantic has offices in San Francisco, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Sunnyvale and in 1 other location
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
1, Ferry Building, Suite 200, San Francisco
Bellevue, WA, US
Bellevue, WA, USA
Los Angeles, CA, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sunnyvale, CA, US
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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Niantic Financials and Metrics

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Niantic total Funding

$470 m

Niantic latest funding size

$245 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Niantic investors

Niantic's latest funding round in January 2019 was reported to be $245 m. In total, Niantic has raised $470 m. Niantic's latest valuation is reported to be $3.9 b.
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Niantic Revenue

Niantic's revenue was reported to be $890 m in Y, 2017 which is a 6.3% decrease from the previous period.

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Niantic Operating Metrics

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Pokemon Go Daily Users (US)

28.5 m5 m

Pokemon Go Downloads

100 m500 m650 m752 m

Pokemon Go Monthly Users

100 m65 m60 m

Pokemon Go Sponsored Locations

35 k
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Niantic Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
6D.aiMarch 31, 2020
Seismic GamesJuly 17, 2018
Matrix MillJune 28, 2018
Escher RealityFebruary 01, 2018
EvertoonNovember 03, 2017

Niantic Cybersecurity Score

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Niantic Online and Social Media Presence

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Niantic Company Culture

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Niantic News and Updates

Niantic is working with Hasbro on a Pokémon GO-style Transformers game

Niantic has encouraged the world to roam the streets as Pokémon trainers and wizards… next up? Time to transform and roll out. 80’s mega toy Transformers is the latest IP to partner with Niantic to build a map-heavy, geolocation-centric game. Details are still a bit light, but here’s just about ever…

Transformers: Heavy Metal is a real-world AR mobile game from Niantic and Hasbro

Niantic and Hasbro have partnered to make the real-world augmented reality mobile game Transformers: Heavy Metal.

Niantic expands its AR tools and developer platform with Lightship

Niantic Inc., the developer of the augmented reality game “Pokemon GO,” announced Tuesday that it’s renaming the Niantic Real World Platform to Niantic Lightship and opening access to the platform with a private beta that includes an Augmented Reality Developer Kit. The ARDK will enable developers …

Niantic broadens access to Niantic Lightship AR dev tools

Niantic is expanding the developer platform to access its next-generation augmented reality tools using its Niantic Lightship platform.

Niantic makes AR demo game Codename: Urban Legends for 5G networks

Niantic has launched an augmented reality (AR) demo game called Codename: Urban Legends for 5G wireless networks.

Niantic CEO shares teaser image of AR glasses device

Oh hello. What’s this then? A Niantic-branded AR headset? Perhaps? John Hanke, CEO of the Pokémon GO developer teased what could be a first-party head-mounted wearable, as the company makes a more aggressive push into augmented reality. “Exciting to see the progress we’re making to enable new kinds …
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Niantic Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Niantic founded?

    Niantic was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Niantic key executives?

    Niantic's key executives are John Hanke, Mike Quigley and Phil Keslin.

  • How many employees does Niantic have?

    Niantic has 790 employees.

  • What is Niantic revenue?

    Latest Niantic annual revenue is $890 m.

  • What is Niantic revenue per employee?

    Latest Niantic revenue per employee is $1.1 m.

  • Who are Niantic competitors?

    Competitors of Niantic include Zynga, Electronic Arts and Blizzard Entertainment.

  • Where is Niantic headquarters?

    Niantic headquarters is located at 1, Ferry Building, Suite 200, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Niantic offices?

    Niantic has offices in San Francisco, Bellevue, Los Angeles, Sunnyvale and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Niantic have?

    Niantic has 6 offices.