BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is a social news and entertainment company that provides breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and videos. Read more

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BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is a social news and entertainment company that provides breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and videos. Read more

Jonah Peretti's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of BuzzFeed

Co-Founder & CEO

Jonah Peretti

CEO Approval Rating

75/100

Founded:

2006

Status:

PrivateIndependent Company

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Vox Media is perceived as one of BuzzFeed's biggest rivals. Vox Media was founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. Vox Media is in the Digital Media industry. Vox Media generates $170M less revenue vs. BuzzFeed.

VICE is a top competitor of BuzzFeed. VICE is a Private company that was founded in 1994 in Brooklyn, New York. Like BuzzFeed, VICE also operates in the Publishing space. Compared to BuzzFeed, VICE has 1,900 more employees.

HuffPost is BuzzFeed's #3 rival. HuffPost is headquartered in New York, New York, and was founded in 2005. Like BuzzFeed, HuffPost also works within the Publishing sector. HuffPost generates 78% the revenue of BuzzFeed.

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BuzzFeed Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
The Huffington Post

Nov 2020

Source »
undisclosed
HuffPost is an online news and blog aggregator that covers politics, business, entertainment and technology news.
GoPop

Feb 2015

Source »
undisclosed
GoPop is an application that lets you combine any two photos, GIFs, or short video clips for a visual conversation.
Hyper IQ, Inc.

Dec 2014

Source »
undisclosed
Hyper IQ provides mobile and web application development services.

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Torando Labs

Oct 2014

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that BuzzFeed has acquired. BuzzFeed has acquired 4 companies and its latest acquisition was The Huffington Post in Nov 2020. HuffPost is an online news and blog aggregator that covers politics, business, entertainment and technology news.

BuzzFeed Funding History

Since BuzzFeed was founded in 2006, it has participated in 9 rounds of funding. In total BuzzFeed has raised $496.8M. BuzzFeed's last funding round was on Nov 2016 for a total of $200.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Series G
Nov 2016
$200M
Series F
Aug 2015
$200M

NBCUniversal

Equity
Feb 2015
$251.5K
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Series E
Jul 2014
$50M
Series D
Dec 2012
$19.4M

Since BuzzFeed was founded in 2006, it has participated in 9 rounds of funding. In total BuzzFeed has raised $496.8M. BuzzFeed's last funding round was on Nov 2016 for a total of $200.0M

BuzzFeed Investments

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These are all the companies that BuzzFeed has invested in. BuzzFeed has invested 4 companies and its latest investment was The Huffington Post in Nov 2020. HuffPost is an online news and blog aggregator that covers politics, business, entertainment and technology news.

BuzzFeed News

March 11, 2021Tubefilter

BuzzFeed Studios Signs With CAA, Looks To Develop Projects For TV, Film, Streaming

BuzzFeed Studios, the arm that develops scripted and unscripted long-form projects based on existing ... See more »
March 11, 2021The Drum

BuzzFeed slashes HuffPost newsrooms as it readies for a public offering

BuzzFeed has announced a series of redundancies at HuffPost, as it seeks to streamline operations ahe... See more »
March 11, 2021BandT Australia

Buzzfeed Shuts Down HuffPost Canada And Quebec Three Weeks After Acquiring Them

Three weeks after acquiring HuffPost from Verizon, Buzzfeed has shut down the Canada and Quebec newsr... See more »
March 11, 2021News Break

BuzzFeed Buys HuffPost and Guts It, Claims $20M Election Year Loss | News Break

The far-left BuzzFeed gutted the far-left HuffPost just three weeks after acquiring the failing site.... See more »
March 10, 2021Talking Biz News

BuzzFeed announces layoffs for HuffPost staffers

BuzzFeed announced deep cuts for the HuffPost newsroom three weeks after acquiring HuffPost from Veri... See more »
March 10, 2021Business Insider

BuzzFeed in talks to go public through merger with 890 5th Avenue, a SPAC focused on media and telecom

Bloomberg reported BuzzFeed is in talks with 890 5th Avenue Partners, a special purpose acquisition c... See more »
March 9, 2021Adweek

BuzzFeed Lays Off Dozens at Recently Acquired HuffPost

Among the few certainties in this world are death, taxes and industry consolidation in the news busin... See more »

BuzzFeed Blogs

February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

17 Products Every Lazy Person Will Be Glad To Have In Their Life

Too lazy to think of a line here, but these gadgets speak for themselves.View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

Just 18 Really Cool Products That'll Have Your Friends Asking "Where'd You Buy That?"

Shut up and take my money!View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

15 Heavenly Food Items You Should Check Out To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

Treat yo'self!View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

17 Thoughtful Gifts You Can Get For Your Parents Just To Show Them You Care

What's that? The sound of your parents finally admitting you're the favourite.View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

18 Basic Home Tools That You Should Own In Case Of Emergencies (And Just For Convenience)

Stay prepared.View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

17 Products That'll Solve Weirdly Specific Problems For You

Make life easier, one unique solution at a time.View Entire Post ›... See more »
February 17, 2021BuzzFeed Blog

Scented Products Under 99 To Uplift You And Your Space

Scent-astic!View Entire Post ›... See more »

BuzzFeed Press Releases

December 3, 2018O'Dwyer's PR News

BuzzFeed Publishes Definers� Facebook Research

BuzzFeed on Dec. 1 published a document detailing Facebook's relationship with Definers Public Affair... See more »
June 20, 2018PR Newswire

BVGrowth To Acquire Homesick Candles

NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BVGrowth, the leading direct-to-consumer brand launch platfor... See more »
August 6, 2017Travel PR News

Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed invite the next generation of visual storytellers to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program

World-first partnership gives young travellers from around the world the chance to experience and sha... See more »
May 10, 2017NPR

BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Investigative Series Gets Greenlight at Oxygen

'What Happened to...Jessica Chambers' will examine the death of a Mississippi teen, whose story was f... See more »
April 27, 2017Blackbird

Jen Abidor Joins Buzzfeed

April 17, 2017Blackbird

BuzzFeed EIC Rolls Out Podcast

BuzzFeed News editor in chief Ben Smith has launched NewsFeed, a podcast featuring interviews with ne... See more »

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New York, New York10003

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BuzzFeed Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Buzzfeed is an online platform that provides breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web. Founded in 2006, the company has its headquarters in New York City as a viral lab by Jonah Peretti and John Johnson III. Fro...

CEO

BuzzFeed's Co-Founder & CEO, Jonah Peretti, currently has an approval rating of 75%. BuzzFeed's primary competitors are Vox Media, VICE & HuffPost.

Website

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Frequently Asked Questions about BuzzFeed

  1. When was BuzzFeed founded?

    BuzzFeed was founded in 2006
  2. Who is BuzzFeed's CEO?

    BuzzFeed's CEO is Jonah Peretti
  3. How much revenue does BuzzFeed generate?

    BuzzFeed generates $320M in revenue
  4. How much funding does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has historically raised $496.8M in funding
  1. Where is BuzzFeed's headquarters?

    BuzzFeed's headquarters is in New York New York, USA
  2. How many employees does BuzzFeed have?

    BuzzFeed has 1,100 employees
  3. What sector does BuzzFeed operate in?

    BuzzFeed is in Publishing
  4. Who are BuzzFeed's competitors?

    BuzzFeed's top competitors are Vox Media, VICE, HuffPost