Niantic, Inc. is an American software development company. The Company 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.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
189 (est)+8%
Niantic was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

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, Tokyo, Sunnyvale, Austin and in 3 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
2 Bryant St
Sunnyvale, US
1230 Midas Way #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.

Niantic Financials

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

Jul, 2016Aug, 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

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
EvertoonNovember 03, 2017

Niantic's Web-traffic and Trends

Niantic Online and Social Media Presence

Niantic News and Updates

Niantic plans 48 real-world events for Ingress across the globe

Niantic revealed today plans for 48 real-world events that will take place in 2018 and 2019 for its augmented reality mobile game Ingress. Before Pokémon Go launched in 2016, Niantic’s big game was Ingress. It has players travel the real world in order to play and progress, ideas that carried over t…

Niantic’s Harry Potter game will be a defining moment for AR

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, has recently announced that they’re working on a follow-up to their monumentally successful Augmented Reality (AR) game. Pokéballs and Pocket Monsters move aside; and wands and wizardry will take their place as next AR craze will be J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter…

Pokemon Go’s Niantic Labs acquires augmented reality startup Escher Reality

The creator of the popular phenomenon game Pokemon Go, Niantic Inc., announced Thursday that the firm has acquired mobile augmented reality platform developer Escher Reality. Niantic Labs gained attention and popularity in 2016 when its AR game Pokemon Go struck a chord with mobile gamers who rushed…

Pokémon Go studio Niantic acquires AR firm Escher Reality

Niantic Labs announced today that it has acquired Escher Reality, an augmented reality and computer vision startup that’s building technology for persistent, cross-platform, multiuser augmented reality experiences. Escher is exploring the intersection of digital and physical worlds through AR and co…

Here’s everything new Niantic just added to Pokémon GO

 Niantic is rounding out the year with one of Pokémon GO’s biggest updates to date. We knew earlier this week that the update was right around the corner, but we didn’t know exactly when. The answer: now. From new Pokémon to crazy new weather systems and minor text fixes to battle system changes, th…

Ingress Prime: Niantic reboots its Pokémon Go precursor

Niantic has announced that it will reboot its first augmented reality game as Ingress Prime. The mobile AR update of the game, the Pokémon Go precursor that mixes the real world and smartphone screen animations, is built on the foundation of the science fiction game Ingress, which debuted in 2012 an…
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