Niantic is a software development company. It is focused on building games that get people outside and exploring by enabling players to have fun while visiting new places, learning about the world around them, and meeting new friends. Niantic's products include Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Field Trip.

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
250 (est)+6%
Niantic was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Niantic

John Hanke

John Hanke

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

Chief Marketing Officer
Kei Kawai

Kei Kawai

Head of Product
Dennis Hwang

Dennis Hwang

Director, Visual and Interaction Design

Niantic Office Locations

Niantic has offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Paris, São Paulo and in 7 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1 Ferry Building Suite 200
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Niantic Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Niantic's latest funding round in November 2017 was reported to be $200 m. In total, Niantic has raised $225 m. Niantic's latest valuation is reported to be $3.7 b.
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Niantic Financials

Niantic's revenue was reported to be $950 m in Y, 2016

Revenue (Y, 2016)

950 m

Market valuation

3.7 b
USDY, 2016E


950 m
USDY, 2016


14.1 m
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Niantic Operating Metrics

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

Pokemon Go Downloads

100 m500 m650 m752 m

Pokemon Go Monthly Users

100 m65 m60 m

Pokemon Go Sponsored Locations

35 k

Pokemon Go Sponsored Locations Visitors

500 m
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Niantic Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Escher Reality February 01, 2018
Evertoon November 03, 2017
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Niantic Online and Social Media Presence

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Niantic News and Updates

Pokémon Go finally gets trading and a friends list, rolls out this week

Niantic announced today that Pokémon Go will soon be getting two big features: Pokémon trading and a friends list. These have been requests from the community since the AR title app launched in July 2016. The features will roll out later this week, according to a studio blog post. Pokémon Go is a hu…

Pokémon GO now lets you befriend other animal kidnappers

Niantic today announced it’ll soon be adding Friends and Trading features to Pokémon Go, meaning you have a new reason to reinstall the app on your phone. The details: The new features were initially hinted at during this year’s E3 presentation, and were finally revealed by Niantic today. Players ca…

Pokémon Go is getting content from the Sun and Moon games

Pokémon Go is getting ready to celebrate the coming of summer by adding new creatures from Sun and Moon, the latest generation of games from the monster-collecting series. Specifically, Niantic will add the Alolan forms of Kanto region Pokémon to Go in “the coming weeks.” Pokémon Go is a massive mob…

Niantic is going to crowdsource AR maps

It seems clear that Niantic always had broader plans than simple casual gaming. The Google-supported startup’s 2016 title Pokémon GO is largely considered a major factor in helping to mainstream augmented reality technology. Now the company is looking to take things a step further, tapping its massi…

Pokemon Go maker Niantic plans to build AR maps with users' help

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Niantic Inc, which developed hit mobile game Pokemon Go, plans to map the world in 3D with its players' help, its chief executive told Reuters, establishing the startup as a frontrunner in a new facet of digital mapping.

Niantic is attempting another Pokémon Go Fest

Let's hope the developers behind Pokémon Go have learned their lesson. Niantic is hosting another Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago – one year after the first Pokémon Go Fest made headlines for being an absolute disaster – the company announced Monday. The 2018 Pokémon Go Fest, happening July 14 and 15, …
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