Vice is a global digital media and broadcasting company, which specializes in publishing a magazine that covers information in various subjects, such as sex, drugs, music, fashion, photos, travel, sports, technology and food. The Company also produces and licenses its content for mobile, TV, film and magazine companies and publishes videos across various content categories for the web. VICE’s digital channels include Creators, dedicated to the arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; and Noisey, a music discovery channel.

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HQBrooklyn, US
Size (employees)3,380 (est)
Vice Media was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, US
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Key People/Management at Vice Media

Shane Smith

Shane Smith

CEO, Co-Founder
Suroosh Alvi

Suroosh Alvi

James Schwab

James Schwab

Andrew Creighton

Andrew Creighton

Matt Elek

Matt Elek

CEO Emea
Alex Miller

Alex Miller

Executive Creative Director EMEA
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Vice Media Office Locations

Vice Media has offices in Brooklyn, Venice, Toronto, Montreal and in 25 other locations
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
99 North 10th street Suite 204
Los Angeles, US
589 Venice Blvd
Montreal, US
127 B King Street
Toronto, US
159 Dufferin St., Suite 100
Venice, US
589 Venice Blvd
Victoria, AU
PO Box 2041, Fitzroy
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Vice Media Financials and Metrics

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Vice Media total Funding

$1.4 b

Vice Media latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Vice Media investors

Vice Media's latest funding round in December 2015 was reported to be $200 m. In total, Vice Media has raised $1.4 b. Vice Media's latest valuation is reported to be $5.7 b.
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Vice Media Revenue

Vice Media's revenue was reported to be $3.10 b in FY, 2016 which is a 520% increase from the previous period.

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Vice Media Operating Metrics

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Vice Media Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
STARWORKS GroupJuly 29, 2016
Garage MagazineJuly 05, 2016
Carrot CreativeDecember 10, 2013
The Carrot CompanyDecember 10, 2013
The Carrot Company(duplicate)December 10, 2013
Holloway UK Limited
Holloway UK Limited(duplicate)
Levelprint Ltd
Pulse Films Los Angeles
The Old Blue Last Limited
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Vice Media Online and Social Media Presence

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Vice Media News and Updates


How Vice plans to prove to advertisers its branded content works

Vice Media is the media empire largely built off being an content agency. For years, the Brooklyn media company has worked closely with brands to make them cool, or at least make their brands part of cool content.

Vice Media is cutting its workforce by 15% and its sites by half

In 2017 Vice lost more than $100 million, and this year it is expected to lose $50 million. That’s according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The publication says Vice Media will reduce its workforce by as much as 15% through attrition. It is also expected to reduce and combine almost a doz…

Vice Media is cutting its staff by up to 15% amid missed revenue and a traffic slump

Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc, who took over for Shane Smith in March is slimming down some staff at the digital publisher, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Brooklyn-based company is reportedly shedding 10 to 15% of its workforce and is on track to miss its revenue goals for this year. Vice Media…

The Wall Street Journal: Vice Media to cut workforce by up to 15%, consolidate websites

Vice Media plans to shrink its workforce by as much as 15% through attrition and cut its selection of digital sites by at least half, according to people familiar with the matter, as growth stalls at the onetime new-media darling.

Social Goods | Vice Media Executives on Leave, Fashion's Plus Size Problem

This week, Vice Media's president and chief digital officer are placed on leave after sexual harassment allegations, while plus size representation in magazines still has a long way to go.

Vice Media reportedly settled 4 sexual harassment, defamation cases against employees

Vice Media may be hailed as millennial digital-media darling covering edgy, hip topics, but its workplace culture is out-dated and rotten, according to a damning New York Times investigation published Saturday. The investigation uncovered four settlements for alleged sexual harassment and defamati…
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Vice Media Blogs

Get Hyped for the Upcoming 'Dragon Prince' Game

In this multiplayer game, you'll get to team up with your friends and play as your favorite character from 'The Dragon Prince.'

Influencer Caroline Calloway Isn't a Scammer, Just a Self-Obsessed Mess

I was obsessed with her, until I saw firsthand who she really is.

Fallon's 'Hamilton' Episode Showed Late-Night TV Can Still Be Powerful

Filmed on location in Puerto Rico and featuring a heavy dose of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the special episode was layered and emotional.

How YouTube's Ban on Dangerous Stunts Will Affect Creators

The platform is cracking down on pranksters who'll do anything for views.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Teaching Democrats How to Be Good at Twitter

She's leading a session for her colleagues on "the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling."

Catholic Priests Keep Saying They Forgot About Sex Abuse

They seem to be the only people who cannot keep track of this crisis.
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Vice Media Company Life and Culture

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Vice Media Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Vice Media founded?

    Vice Media was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Vice Media key executives?

    Vice Media's key executives are Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi and James Schwab.

  • How many employees does Vice Media have?

    Vice Media has 3,380 employees.

  • What is Vice Media revenue?

    Latest Vice Media annual revenue is $3.1 b.

  • What is Vice Media revenue per employee?

    Latest Vice Media revenue per employee is $917.2 k.

  • Who are Vice Media competitors?

    Competitors of Vice Media include Mashable, Verizon Media Group and BuzzFeed.

  • Where is Vice Media headquarters?

    Vice Media headquarters is located at 99 North 10th street Suite 204, Brooklyn.

  • Where are Vice Media offices?

    Vice Media has offices in Brooklyn, Venice, Toronto, Montreal and in 25 other locations.

  • How many offices does Vice Media have?

    Vice Media has 29 offices.