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Akamai is seen as one of Limelight's top competitors. Akamai was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts} in 1998. Akamai is in the IT Services industry. Compared to Limelight, Akamai generates $3.1B more revenue.

Fastly is Limelight's #2 competitor. Fastly was founded in 2011, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, California. Fastly competes in the IT Services industry. Fastly has 376 more employees than Limelight.

Lumen Technologies is Limelight's #3 rival. Lumen Technologies is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, and was founded in 2006. Lumen Technologies operates in the Internet Software industry. Lumen Technologies generates 9,142% the revenue of Limelight.


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Limelight Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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Limelight's revenue is the ranked 5th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 1.9B. Over the last four quarters, Limelight's revenue has decreased by 12.6%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $51.2M; in Q4 2020, it was $55.4M; in Q3 2020, it was $59.2M; in Q2 2020, Limelight's revenue was $58.5M.

Limelight Acquisitions


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Digital Generation, Inc

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These are all the companies that Limelight has acquired. Limelight has acquired 4 companies and its latest acquisition was Clickability in May 2011.

Limelight Funding History

Since Limelight was founded in 2001, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Limelight has raised $480.0M. Limelight's last funding round was on Jul 2020 for a total of $110.0M





Jul 2020
Jun 2007
Series A
Jul 2006

Since Limelight was founded in 2001, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Limelight has raised $480.0M. Limelight's last funding round was on Jul 2020 for a total of $110.0M

Limelight Investments







AnyClip is an Israel-based visual intelligence platform that provides solutions including video distribution and analytics for sectors such as media and e-Commerce.
Jul 13, 2015

These are all the companies that Limelight has invested in. Limelight has invested 4 companies and its latest investment was Clickability in May 2011.

Limelight News

April 15, 2021DBusiness Magazine

123.Net Hosts Limelight Networks Streaming Services

Southfield-based 123.Net, a colocation and network services provider, has announced it has a Limeligh... See more »
April 1, 2021MarketScreener

to Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on April 29, 2021

( SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Limelight Networks, Inc. will r... See more »
March 19, 2021GameConsole NZ

Online gaming spikes as consumers seek social connection and entertainment

The desire to stay connected and entertained while stuck at home during the pandemic has driven onlin... See more »
March 18, 2021MarketScreener

Announces Actions to Better Position the Company for Improved Growth and Profitability

( Steps Align with Strategic Priorities Announced in February https://www.marketsc... See more »
March 18, 2021The Business Journals: Phoenix

Scottsdale-based Limelight Networks to lay off 16% of global workforce

According to Bob Lyons, Limelight president and CEO, "This reduction in force, while difficult, is an... See more »
February 12, 2021The Motley Fool

Why Limelight Networks Stock Tanked Today

A worse-than-expected quarter resulted in multiple downgrades by analysts.... See more »

Limelight Blogs

September 30, 2016Limelight Blog

OTT Webinar Brings Out the Most Critical Issues for New Video Services

There's no question over-the-top (OTT) services are in demand, but there are many questions on how to... See more »
September 20, 2016Limelight Blog

Cord Cutting Isn't Just for Millennials Anymore

During a recent visit to my 90+ year old mother, I was surprised to find her out on the deck with a l... See more »
September 9, 2016Limelight Blog

IBC 2016 Pre-event Preview

Today, the IBC 2016 exhibit halls open for one of the largest events dedicated to all things broadcas... See more »
August 4, 2016Limelight Blog

Rio 2016 Olympics TV Coverage Will Use New Technology

When Olympic TV coverage begins tomorrow August 5, it will be the first time the games will be avail... See more »
July 26, 2016Limelight Blog

Mobile Viewing Accelerating for European Sports Events

June and July have had back to back major sports activity in Europe, with the Euro 2016 football cham... See more »
July 7, 2016Limelight Blog

Distributing Live VR Video Content - The Reality behind the Experience

Virtual Reality (VR) is an exciting concept with huge possibilities for altering how we experience ma... See more »
July 7, 2016Limelight Blog

Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Services Are Changing the Consumer Video Landscape

Video viewing is changing. The family room TV, which has dominated with linear broadcast for decades,... See more »

Limelight Press Releases

June 23, 2020Business Wire

Limelight Research Shows Surge in Streaming During COVID-19 as People Turn to Online Video for Communication, News, Entertainment, Exercise and More

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "How Video is Changing the World" report from Limelight Netwo... See more »
May 19, 2020EIN Presswire

MDC Data Center Point-of-Presence Extends Limelight Networks Reach to Mexican Carriers

Limelight Networks Inc. selects MDC McAllen to establish a new PoPMCALLEN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May ... See more »
April 23, 2020Business Wire

Limelight Networks Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) (Limelight), a leading pr... See more »
April 20, 2020Korea Newswire

Limelight Networks Introduces Comprehensive Video and Edge Enhancements

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a leading provider of edge cloud services, today announced e... See more »
March 24, 2020Business Wire


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Limelight Networks adds new serverless computing capability to le... See more »
September 20, 2019Business Wire India

Limelight Recognized as Leader in Innovation by Frost & Sullivan

Business Wire IndiaLimelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a leading provider of edge cloud services... See more »
September 16, 2019centralcharts

Limelight Networks, Inc. to Issue Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW ) will report financial results for the third quarter of 2019 ... See more »

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Limelight Headquarters

1465 N Scottsdale Road Suite 400

Scottsdale, Arizona85257


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Limelight Summary



Limelight Network owns and manages a Content Delivery Network that enables publishers to deliver their digital content on any device. It delivers faster websites, more responsive applications, high quality video and consistent game and software downlo...


Limelight's President & CEO, Bob Lyons, currently has an approval rating of 54%. Limelight's primary competitors are Akamai, Fastly & Lumen Technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions about Limelight

  1. When was Limelight founded?

    Limelight was founded in 2001
  2. Who is Limelight's CEO?

    Limelight's CEO is Bob Lyons
  3. How much revenue does Limelight generate?

    Limelight generates $224.4M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Limelight have?

    Limelight has historically raised $480M in funding
  5. Where is Limelight's headquarters?

    Limelight's headquarters is in Scottsdale Arizona, USA
  1. How many employees does Limelight have?

    Limelight has 563 employees
  2. What sector does Limelight operate in?

    Limelight is in IT Services, SaaS
  3. Who are Limelight's competitors?

    Limelight's top competitors are Akamai, Fastly, Lumen Technologies
  4. Who has Limelight invested in?

    Limelight's has invested in companies such as AnyClip