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BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

BuzzFeed is an independent digital media company that is providing news and entertainment to several millions of people around the world. It is a company that leverages data and innovation to reach out to hundreds of millions of people all around the world.

BuzzFeed's massive cross-platform network includes: BuzzFeed Originals, which creates articles, lists, quizzes, and videos; BuzzFeed Media Brands, which comprises of a portfolio of identity-driven lifestyle brands including Nifty, Goodful, As/Is, and Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; BuzzFeed Studios, which produces original content across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms; and BuzzFeed News and HuffPost, which include world-class reporting and investigative journalism. The company also includes BuzzFeed Commerce, which develops products and experiences, as well as licensing and other strategic partnerships.

BuzzFeed operate a global news organization that is headquartered in New York and an entertainment studio that is based in Los Angeles, with global offices in many countries around the world. Its best work creates authentic audience engagement that fosters real-world impact, like Yanny vs. Laurel, Tasty, the infamous exploding watermelon, award-winning investigations from BuzzFeed News, and its staple lists and quizzes.

Timeline

November 19, 2020
Verizon Media and BuzzFeed signs a new strategic partnership across content and advertising, including the acquisition of HuffPost, a media platform for news, commentary, entertainment, features, and lifestyle content.

November 19, 2020
BuzzFeed strikes a deal to acquire HuffPost in a stock deal with Verizon Media.

August 18, 2015
BuzzFeed raises a $200,000,000 series E round from NBCUniversal.
January 3, 2013
BuzzFeed raises a $19,300,000 series D round from Hearst Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures and SoftBank Capital.
January 9, 2012
BuzzFeed raises a $15,500,000 series C round from Hearst Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures and SoftBank Capital.
May 12, 2010
BuzzFeed raises a $8,000,000 series B round from Founder Collective, RRE Ventures, Ron Conway, SV Angel and SoftBank Capital.
July 9, 2008
BuzzFeed raises a $3,500,000 series A round from SoftBank Capital.

Funding rounds

People

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Abbe Cohen

Employee

Abhi Agarwal

Employee

Abigail Leslie

Employee

Abigail Thompson

Employee

Adam Moerder

Employee

Adrian Pierce

Employee

Adrienne Lahens

Employee

Ahmed Idrees

Investor

Aileen Joa

Employee

Ainsley Sutherland

Employee

Ainslie Forsum

Employee

Alana Massey

Employee

Alana Tabak

Employee

Alejandra Bekerman

Employee

Alex Burton

Employee

Alex Watt

Employee

Alexander Herguth

Employee

Alice Mongkongllite

Employee

Alice Pham

Employee

Alix McAlpine

Employee

Allison Bagg

Employee

Allison Constable

Employee

allyson laquian

Employee

Amal Mgaresh, MBA

Employee

Amanda Howard

Employee

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June 10, 2021
WebWire
Today, Jumpcut launches out of stealth as the first data science-driven studio reimagining the way films and TV shows are developed, to elevate fresh voices and stories. The company, which comprises a Wharton Professor, and former BuzzFeed and CBS executives and is backed by venture capital studio Atomic, is using technology to advance diversity in film and TV through data. Designed to help Hollywood buyers source inclusive talent and evolve beyond sequel culture, the company is working w...
MARILYNN MARCHIONE
May 15, 2021
news.yahoo.com
An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin...
Archie Bland
March 12, 2021
the Guardian
Owner BuzzFeed's move leaves more than half of editorial staff at risk
Adam Gabbatt in New York
March 9, 2021
the Guardian
Jonah Peretti announced move in staff meeting on Tuesday while HuffPost's Canada operation was also closed
Kelsey Vlamis
February 27, 2021
Business Insider
Two former resident assistants told BuzzFeed News they warned women in their dorms not to go on drives with Cawthorn because "bad things happened."
Isobel Asher Hamilton
February 22, 2021
Business Insider
Facebook's employees wanted the ban to extend to posts supporting or praising Alex Jones, but Zuckerberg vetoed that part of it.
Anthony Ha
February 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Jack Dorsey and Jay Z create a bitcoin endowment, Datadog acquires a Startup Battlefield company and BuzzFeed experiments with AI-generated quizzes. This is your Daily Crunch for February 12, 2021. Oh, and before we get started: Consider applying to the Early Stage pitch off and submitting a pitch deck for feedback on Extra Crunch Live! [...]
Anthony Ha
February 12, 2021
TechCrunch
A new BuzzFeed quiz is the first in what Director of Product for Quizzes Chris Johanesen said he's hoping will be a series of "stunt-y experiments" that the publisher launches this year. The quiz, timed for Valentine's Day weekend, promises to "create your perfect boyfriend (or girlfriend) using AI technology." Johanesen said it's designed to [...]
Kelsey Vlamis
February 8, 2021
Business Insider
The interview was aired after BuzzFeed reported that Parler had offered Trump a 40% stake in exchange for becoming his go-to social media platform.
Jon Brodkin
February 2, 2021
Ars Technica
Speeds raised to 50Mbps down and 5Mbps up after complaints from students.
Lara O'Reilly and Lauren Johnson
January 25, 2021
Business Insider
Big names like Ben Lerer, Charlie Ergen, and Joanna Coles are spearheading SPACs by playing up their deep expertise in media.
Ben Smith | NYT
January 11, 2021
@bsindia
His value to BuzzFeed was clear: Hed do anything for the Vine, the short video platform that had a brief cultural moment before being crushed by Instagram and Snapchat in 2017
Isobel Asher Hamilton
January 7, 2021
Business Insider
Far-right extremists publicly voiced their plans for the Capitol on niche right-wing forums and mainstream social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Lucia Moses
December 2, 2020
Business Insider
In this week's Insider Advertising: The year in media losses, SPACs eye digital media, November's top stories.
Lara O'Reilly
November 27, 2020
Business Insider
Business Insider asked eight digital media experts to predict which digital media companies that could get acquired in the coming months.
Claire Atkinson
November 25, 2020
Business Insider
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies armed with hundreds of millions of dollars are already evaluating a variety of digital media ventures.
Anthony Ha
November 24, 2020
TechCrunch
HuffPost is becoming part of BuzzFeed, but HuffPost India and HuffPost Brasil will not be making the transition -- both sites are shutting down today. "Today is @huffpostIndia's last day," tweeted the team's editor in chief Aman Sethi. "Pound for pound, story for story, reporter for reporter, this is the greatest newsroom I have worked [...]
By The Associated Press
November 19, 2020
AP NEWS
___GM: New batteries cut electric car costs, increase rangeDETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles...
FinSMEs
November 19, 2020
FinSMEs
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Anthony Ha
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed TechCrunch's parent company Verizon Media has sold HuffPost. This is part of a larger deal that also includes an [...]
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