Niantic is an augmented-reality game developer. The Company builds real world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Niantic's products include the wildly-popular Pokemon Go, Ingress and Field Trip.

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

Key People 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
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Niantic Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$25 m

Latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Niantic's latest funding round in February 2016 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Niantic has raised $25 m. Niantic's latest valuation is reported to be $3.7 b.

Niantic Financial Metrics

Niantic's revenue was reported to be $600 m in H2, 2016

Revenue (H2, 2016)

600 m

Market valuation

3.7 b
USDH2, 2016


600 m
USDY, 2016


8.9 m
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Niantic Operating Metrics

Jul, 2016Sep, 2016

Pokemon Go Daily Active Users

20 m

Pokemon Go Downloads

500 m
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Traffic Overview of Niantic

Niantic Online and Social Media Presence

Niantic News and Updates

Niantic’s postponed European Pokémon Go events will now take place in October

 Good news for Pokémon Go fans in Europe: Niantic has announced new dates for the events in Europe that were postponed following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago in July. The events — dubbed ‘Pokémon GO Safari Zone’ — will be held as follows: October 7, 2017 Fisket…

Pokemon Go players are furiously protesting Niantic’s new exclusive raids

The Pokemon Go community on Reddit has unanimously cried out against Niantic’s plans to make raids an invite-only activity in the next version of the popular game. Yesterday, the game maker revealed in an official blog post that, following an upcoming update, trainers will get the opportunity to cap…

Niantic postpones its Pokémon Go events in Europe after its Chicago festival ended in disaster

 Following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago this month, Niantic has decided to delay its upcoming European events, previously scheduled for August. These events were meant to further stoke interest in the still popular mobile game, which encourages people to ventur…

After 'Pokémon Go' Fest disaster, Niantic delays events in Europe

Pokémon Go developer Niantic is taking its mistakes to heart and delaying a handful of upcoming events so they don't turn out like the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago. Previously announced Pokémon Go Safari Zone events in Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden, and The Netherlands that were sched…

Pokémon Go Fest fallout continues as frustrated fans sue Niantic Labs

Nearly two dozen frustrated fans are suing the creator of Pokémon Go, after technical failures left them unable to play the game at a festival celebrating it in Chicago last weekend. Things devolved quickly at Pokémon Go Fest last Saturday, after cellular network failures left the game unplayable. D…

A disappointed Pokémon GO Fest attendee has proposed class-action lawsuit against Niantic

 For many, Pokémon GO is so summer 2016. But at least 20,000 people are still die-hard fans of the game, as proven by their participation in Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park last week. Unfortunately, the event was a disappointment to many attendees, who could not get data service and ended up…
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Niantic Company Life and Culture

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