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.

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
222 (est)+10%
Niantic was founded in 2015 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 Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo 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 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 News and Updates

Niantic CEO John Hanke: Games are the primordial soup for tech evolution

Niantic CEO John Hanke summoned up the ghost of Arthur C. Clarke when discussing augmented reality with the famous quote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” But to get technology to that point, experimentation is necessary — and games are the perfect proving grou…

'Pokémon Go' is asking players to pick up trash for Earth Day

Pokémon Go is asking players to do more than catch Pokémon on Earth Day this year. On April 22, Pokémon Go developer Niantic is partnering up with a handful of local nonprofit organizations to clean and pick up trash in natural areas worldwide. If enough people participate, players will be rewarde…

'Pokémon Go' Fest attendees get $1.6 million settlement after disastrous event

You may remember that the Pokémon Go Fest that happened last summer did not go so well. Well, on top of giving attendees refunds and bonus in-game currency to make up for the terrible event, developer Niantic is paying out over $1 million to disappointed visitors. After getting hit with a class ac…

Niantic to settle Pokémon GO Fest lawsuit for over $1.5M

Back in July of last year, Niantic organized an outdoor festival focusing on its augmented reality game, Pokémon GO. In theory, players would come from all around for a day of wandering Chicago’s Grant Park, meeting other players and catching new/rare Pokémon. It… did not go as planned. Widespread c…

There's a great new reason to return to 'Pokémon Go' (NTDOY)

Later this week, Pokémon Go will get a big update adding a storyline and daily quests to complete. Completing this quests will give players the chance to catch Mew, the long-lost 151st Pokémon, missing in action since the game launched in July 2016. Pokémon Go might no longer be a fad, but it stil…

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…
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