Bleacher Report

TaglineA sports news behemoth where fans do the writing, reporting, and search engine optimization
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageSports
CitySan Francisco
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesVenture Capital
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)6-10
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersMore than 50
CMSRuby on Rails
Mappin LocationSan Francisco - California
Principal StaffBrian Grey
Principal StaffDave Finocchio
Principal StaffDave Nemetz
Principal StaffBryan Goldberg
DescriptionSince its launch in 2008 after two years of development and beta testing Bleacher Report has become a major player in online sports media. A unique combination of social networking and sports reporting the Web site attracts a rapidly growing audience of about sixteen million unique visitors a month according to the company. It provides Web content to partners like The Los Angeles Times the NHL and Hearst Newspapers each of whom host Bleacher Report articles on their sites and split ad revenues from the articles 50/50. On Dec 20 2010 Bleacher Report announced $10.5 million in Series C venture capital just as the site passed CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated to become Comscore’s fifth most heavily trafficked sports Web site. A “lean scrappy startup” according to CEO Brian Grey the Report has about thirty employees who are split roughly evenly between editing web development and business roles.
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