Buzzfeed

  • Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal. That might sound a little familiar, since the company raised a round of the same size last year. Plus, Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was doubling down, and the news seemed to be confirmed by a Delaware filing. The funding release points to past collaborations between the two companies, like… Read More

  • Crunch Report | FanDuel and DraftKings Merge

    The FanDuel and DraftKings merger is confirmed, Amazon Prime Video goes global, Apple is looking into U.S. manufacturing, BuzzFeed is raising a $200 million Series G flat round and Sesame Street’s VC invests in Yup. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    A Delaware filing has confirmed that BuzzFeed authorized $200 million in Series G financing. At $45.04, this is the same share price as their round last year, which valued the digital media company at $1.5 billion. Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was talking about making another investment and it’s possible that this is what the filing is in reference to. The filing does… Read More

  • Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    What’s a media company doing making stuffed animals that can read your emotions? Figuring out the future, apparently. Received wisdom in business is that young companies innovate so naturally they don’t need help or special programs to foster innovation. So when a young media business like BuzzFeed starts an innovation “lab,” it feels something like a college… Read More

  • BuzzFeed names Todd Levy as its new CTO

    BuzzFeed names Todd Levy as its new CTO

    BuzzFeed has a new chief technology officer — Todd Levy, who was already serving as the vice president of engineering. Levy also co-founded and served as CTO at Bitly. He joined BuzzFeed through the acquisition of startup Torando Labs in 2014. As part of the deal, he was tasked with creating a new data engineering team at the company. “It is without hyperbole when I say that… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Creates Its First All-Video App

    BuzzFeed Creates Its First All-Video App

    BuzzFeed is launching a new mobile app today called BuzzFeed Video, giving you a chance to see all of its videos in one place. Since pretty much every online media company is ramping up its video production, it makes sense to create an app like this. But it’s also a bit of a left turn for BuzzFeed, given the way its executives have been promoting their “distributed”… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Hires Google’s Lenke Taylor As Its First Chief People Officer

    BuzzFeed Hires Google’s Lenke Taylor As Its First Chief People Officer

    BuzzFeed is hiring a new executive to lead recruiting and human resources — Lenke Taylor, who’s currently Google’s head of people operations for business functions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company has added several people with “chief” in their title this year, including Chief Revenue Officer Lee Brown and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Cooper. Read More

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