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Founding date

: 2006

Founding place

: New York, USA


: 11 years ago


  • American private Internet media company based in New York City
Founders:John Johnson, Jonah Peretti
How old is BuzzFeed in 2017? 11 years
Where was BuzzFeed founded?New York, USA
Headquarters:200 Fifth Ave. 8th Floor New York, NY 10010 United States

 Who is BuzzFeed? / Facts   

  • The firm describes itself as a "social news and entertainment company" with a focus on digital media and digital technology in order to provide "the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video".
  • BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a viral lab, focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III
  • Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and Chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the Executive Chairman as well
  • Prior to establishing BuzzFeed, Peretti experimented with other contagious media as director of research and development and the OpenLab at Eyebeam, Johnson's New York City-based art and technology non-profit
  • The company has grown into a global media and technology company providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals and business
  • In late 2011 Ben Smith of Politico was hired as Editor-in-Chief to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form journalism, and reportage
  • The website is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese

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