Roku

Roku is an online streaming platform that allows users to search for TV shows, documentaries, news and feature films. Read more

Anthony Wood's photo - Chairman & CEO of Roku

Chairman & CEO

Anthony Wood

CEO Approval Rating

77/100

Founded:

2002

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PublicIndependent CompanyNASDAQROKU

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Urban One is Roku's #1 competitor. Urban One was founded in Silver Spring, Maryland} in 1980. Like Roku, Urban One also competes in the Broadcasting industry. Compared to Roku, Urban One generates $1.7B less revenue.

Cumulus Media is one of Roku's top competitors. Cumulus Media was founded in 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia. Like Roku, Cumulus Media also operates in the Broadcasting industry. Cumulus Media generates $1.2B less revenue than Roku.

Townsquare is a top competitor of Roku. Townsquare was founded in 2009, and is headquartered in Purchase, New York. Like Roku, Townsquare also competes in the Broadcasting field. Townsquare generates $1.7B less revenue vs. Roku.

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Roku Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$2B

Roku's revenue is the ranked lowest among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 82.3B. Over the last four quarters, Roku's revenue has grown by 61.3%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $574.2M; in Q4 2020, it was $649.9M; in Q3 2020, it was $451.7M; in Q2 2020, Roku's revenue was $356.1M.

Roku Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION

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Advanced Video Advertising Unit, Nielsen

Mar 2021

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undisclosed
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TOH Intermediate Holdings, LLC

Mar 2021

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undisclosed
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This Old House Ventures, LLC

Mar 2021

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undisclosed
This Old House is a Connecticut-based home improvement media firm that publishes content related to home remodeling, upgrades, tools and improvement products.
dataxu, Inc.

Oct 2019

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$150M
dataxu is a video advertising platform that allows marketers to plan and buy video ad campaigns.

These are all the companies that Roku has acquired. Roku has acquired 4 companies and its latest acquisition was Advanced Video Advertising Unit, Nielsen in Mar 2021.

Roku Funding History

Since Roku was founded in 2002, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Roku has raised $496.9M. Roku's last funding round was on Mar 2020 for a total of $69.6M

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Debt
Mar 2020
$69.6M

Morgan Stanley

IPO
Sep 2017
$219.4M
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Equity
Nov 2015
$45.5M
Equity
Sep 2014
$25M

BSkyB

Series F
May 2013
$60M

Since Roku was founded in 2002, it has participated in 10 rounds of funding. In total Roku has raised $496.9M. Roku's last funding round was on Mar 2020 for a total of $69.6M

Roku Investments

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BrightSign designs and supplies solid-state digital signage and kiosk controllers for the digital signage market.
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Jan 31, 2002
Unattributed
Oct 01, 2006

These are all the companies that Roku has invested in. Roku has invested 4 companies and its latest investment was Advanced Video Advertising Unit, Nielsen in Mar 2021.

Roku News

June 21, 2021Telecompaper

Roku Channel sees record number of viewers in 2 weeks since Originals launch

(Telecompaper) Roku said a record number of unique accounts streamed The Roku Channel since it introd... See more »
June 21, 2021MarketScreener

Best Fire Stick 4K, Roku Ultra, Chromecast Ultra & More Deals Collated by Saver Trends

(marketscreener.com) Save on NVIDIA SHIELD, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast & Fire TV Stick deals at the P... See more »
June 20, 2021Advanced Television

Roku claims 'Originals' streaming success

In the two weeks following the launch of Roku Originals, May 20th to June 3rd, a record number of uni... See more »
June 19, 2021USA Science News

How to get it and start watching now

Here, we run down how to get F1 TV on Roku so you can catch all the thrills and spills form the comfo... See more »
June 18, 2021iNVEZZ

'Roku has executed very well over its history'

Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU) made it clear that it wants to expand its footprint in content and distributi... See more »
June 18, 2021MobileSyrup

Quibi content viewed more on Roku in two weeks than it was in 2020

Roku seems to be feeling pretty proud of its new original programming as the company has revealed tha... See more »
June 18, 2021Benzinga

Why Roku And Nvidia Are Trading Higher Today

Mega-cap tech stocks Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) and Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) both opened up and are trading hig... See more »

Roku Blogs

December 10, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

The great holiday movie questions answered

We asked the burning questions, and our Twitter followers chimed in to settle the great holiday movie... See more »
December 8, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

PLUTO TV chega à Roku no Brasil!

Se você é daqueles que não pode ler a palavra grátis e já quer saber o que é, se prepare para essa no... See more »
December 7, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

Enjoy free, unlocked entertainment during Winter StreamLand

This new initiative features curated collections of hit movies and TV shows, live TV channels, kids a... See more »
December 3, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

Enter Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas sweepstakes for a chance to win a Roku TV!

Pour yourself a glass of egg nog, because Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas is officially underway! The... See more »
December 2, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

AMC+ available on The Roku Channel in time for Black Friday

AMC+ offers the latest programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV plus access to three ad... See more »
December 1, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

DIRECTV GO chega à Roku no Brasil

A partir de hoje, os usuários da Roku no Brasil poderão desfrutar da programação ao vivo e sob demand... See more »
November 25, 2020Roku, Inc Blog

Saved by the Bell on Peacock | Cast Interview

Hey preppies, I mean, Streamers! I don’t know how many times the Saved by the Bell theme song w... See more »

Roku Press Releases

April 21, 2021Business Wire

Roku Unveils "Roku Originals" Brand, Bringing Bold, Fresh Entertainment to The Roku Channel

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced that the content from th... See more »
April 13, 2021Business Wire

Roku OS 10 Makes Streaming Easier with Quicker Access to Content, Automatic Settings & Customizations

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #RokuOS10--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced Roku® OS 10 ... See more »
April 13, 2021PR Newswire

Jackson Walker Delivers Complete Defense Jury Verdict for Roku in $228 Million WDTX Patent Trial

HOUSTON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After a four-day in-person trial, Jackson Walker delivered a ... See more »
March 18, 2021Motor Sports Newswire

Streaming Motorsports Channel MAVTV Select Now Available on The Roku Channel in Canada

CORONA, CA - March 17, 2021 - (Motor Sports NewsWire) - MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only televisio... See more »
December 18, 2020StreetInsider

ROKU) Featured in Analysis Report

November 17, 2020Business Wire

Roku Announces Limited Edition $17 Roku SE Streaming Player

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced the limited-edition Roku... See more »
November 13, 2020Business Wire

Roku Chief Financial Officer to Present at RBC Capital Markets Global Technology, Internet, Media & Telecom Virtual Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) announced today that Chief Financial Off... See more »

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Roku Headquarters

1155 Coleman Avenue

San Jose, California95110

408-556-9391

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Roku Summary

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Overview

Roku is an online streaming platform that allows users to search for TV shows, documentaries, news and feature films. Roku was founded in 2002. Roku's headquarters is located in San Jose, California, USA 95110. It has raised 496.9M in 10 rounds. The l...

CEO

Roku's Chairman & CEO, Anthony Wood, currently has an approval rating of 77%. Roku's primary competitors are Urban One, Cumulus Media & Townsquare.

Website

roku.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Roku

  1. When was Roku founded?

    Roku was founded in 2002
  2. Who is Roku's CEO?

    Roku's CEO is Anthony Wood
  3. How much revenue does Roku generate?

    Roku generates $2B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Roku have?

    Roku has historically raised $496.9M in funding
  5. Where is Roku's headquarters?

    Roku's headquarters is in San Jose California, USA
  1. How many employees does Roku have?

    Roku has 1,111 employees
  2. What sector does Roku operate in?

    Roku is in Broadcasting, Movies & Entertainment
  3. Who are Roku's competitors?

    Roku's top competitors are Urban One, Cumulus Media, Townsquare
  4. Who has Roku invested in?

    Roku's has invested in companies such as BrightSign