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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.

TypePrivate
Founded2011
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websitenianticlabs.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureB+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)759(+3%)
Job Openings139
Revenue (Y, 2017)$890 M(-6%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Niantic

John Hanke

John Hanke

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Diana Hu

Diana Hu

Director of AR Platform
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
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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

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2011

Niantic total Funding

$470 m

Niantic latest funding size

$245 m

Time since last funding

2 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.
USD

Revenue (Y, 2017)

890.0m

Revenue growth (Y, 2016 - Y, 2017), %

(6.3%)

Market valuation

3.9b
USDY, 2016EY, 2017

Revenue

950.0m890.0m

Revenue growth, %

(6%)
USDY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

14.1m
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Niantic Operating Metrics

Jul, 2016Aug, 2016Sep, 2016Feb, 2017Apr, 2017Jun, 2017

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

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Niantic Online and Social Media Presence

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Niantic Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    81/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    84/100

  • Compensation

    B+

    82/100

  • Diversity

    B-

    75/100

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Niantic News and Updates

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 …

Niantic announces partnership with Nintendo on new augmented reality ‘Pikmin’ title

Nearly five years after the launch of Pokémon Go, Niantic announced Monday that they are partnering with Nintendo to co-develop a new title based on the company’s Pikmin franchise. Niantic says the app is being developed in their Tokyo office and will launch later this year. “The app will include ga…

Nintendo Teams With Pokémon Go Studio Niantic on AR Apps

Nintendo Teams With Pokémon Go Studio on Augmented Reality Apps

Pokémon Go maker Niantic unveils Black Developers Initiative

Pokemon Go maker Niantic announced today it has created a Black Developers Initiative (BDI) to help Black game and AR developers.

Niantic acquires Mayhem to boost social gaming communities

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has acquired social gaming community platform Mayhem to bring greater social activity to its games.
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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, Diana Hu and Mike Quigley.

  • How many employees does Niantic have?

    Niantic has 759 employees.

  • What is Niantic revenue?

    Latest Niantic annual revenue is $890 m.

  • What is Niantic revenue per employee?

    Latest Niantic revenue per employee is $1.2 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.