Niantic Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2010

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 933


  • Latest Deal Type
  • 2ndary - Private

  • Investors
  • 42

Niantic General Information


Developer of an augmented reality platform designed to enrich mobile gaming experiences. The company's platform manages shared state, communication, security, mapping, and augmented reality functionality, enabling users to interact in shared worlds that are seamlessly blended with the real world.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Entertainment Software
Other Industries
Movies, Music and Entertainment
Corporate Office
  • 1 Ferry Building
  • Suite 200
  • San Francisco, CA 94111
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

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Niantic Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
6. Secondary Transaction - Private 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC (Series D) 22-Nov-2021 00000 00000 000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series C) 02-Jan-2019 00000 00000 000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC (Series B) 24-Nov-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Later Stage VC (Series A) 25-Feb-2016 $35M $35M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC 01-Feb-2012 Completed Startup
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Niantic Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series C 0,000,000 00.000000 000.00 000.00 00 000.00 0.000
Series B 0,000,000 00.000000 000.00 000.00 00 000.00 0.000
Series A 35,000,000 $0.000100 8% $1 $1 1x $1 26.33%
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Niantic Comparisons

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Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Niantic Competitors (18)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Castr Accelerator/Incubator Backed Vancouver, Canada 00 000000000000
Arti Venture Capital-Backed Tel Aviv, Israel 00 000 0000000000 000
Ubiquity6 Formerly VC-backed San Francisco, CA 0 000.00 000000&0 000.00
Restream Venture Capital-Backed Austin, TX 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
eyecandylab Private Equity-Backed Munich, Germany 00 00.000 0000000000
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Niantic Patents

Niantic Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-12036469-B2 Player density based region division for regional chat Active 02-Jun-2023 000000000 00
US-20240202967-A1 Accelerated coordinate encoding: learning to relocalize in minutes using rbg and poses Pending 16-Dec-2022 00000000
US-20240185478-A1 Virtual occlusion mask prediction through implicit depth estimation Pending 06-Dec-2022 000000000
US-20240115955-A1 Classifying real-world points of interest in a parallel virtual world Pending 10-Oct-2022 000000000
US-20240108989-A1 Generating additional content items for parallel-reality games based on geo-location and usage characteristics Pending 30-Sep-2022 A63F13/79
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Niantic Executive Team (18)

Name Title Board Seat
John Hanke Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Jeff Shouger Chief Financial Officer
Phillip Keslin Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Mike Quigley Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Jones Senior Executive & Advisor
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Niantic Board Members (8)

Name Representing Role Since
Chengpeng Mou CapitalG Board Member 000 0000
Gilman Louie Alsop Louie Partners Board Member 000 0000
John Hanke Niantic Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Karthik Ramakrishnan IVP Board Member 000 0000
Kenji Okubo Self Board Member 000 0000
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Niantic Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Niantic Investors (42)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds
Coatue Management PE/Buyout Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Handshake Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Kilmahew Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Long Journey Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Peate Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Niantic Investments & Acquisitions (18)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Tripp 27-May-2022 00000 0000 000.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Pixelynx 24-May-2022 00000 0000 000.00 Entertainment Software
NZXR 05-Apr-2022 0000000000 Entertainment Software 0000 0000
8th Wall 09-Mar-2022 0000000000 Software Development Applications 00000 000
SpotX Games 01-Feb-2022 Merger/Acquisition Entertainment Software 0000000 0
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Niantic Subsidiaries (5)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
SpotX Games Entertainment Software Miami, FL 2022
Scaniverse Entertainment Software San Diego, CA 0000
8th Wall Software Development Applications Palo Alto, CA 0000 Software Development Applications San Francisco, CA 0000
Sensible Object Entertainment Software London, United Kingdom 0000
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Niantic FAQs

  • When was Niantic founded?

    Niantic was founded in 2010.

  • Who is the founder of Niantic?

    John Hanke, Phillip Keslin, and Jesse Zhang are the founders of Niantic.

  • Who is the CEO of Niantic?

    John Hanke is the CEO of Niantic.

  • Where is Niantic headquartered?

    Niantic is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

  • What is the size of Niantic?

    Niantic has 933 total employees.

  • What industry is Niantic in?

    Niantic’s primary industry is Entertainment Software.

  • Is Niantic a private or public company?

    Niantic is a Private company.

  • What is Niantic’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Niantic is 00000.

  • How much funding has Niantic raised over time?

    Niantic has raised $780M.

  • Who are Niantic’s investors?

    Coatue Management, Handshake Ventures, Kilmahew Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, and Peate Ventures are 5 of 42 investors who have invested in Niantic.

  • Who are Niantic’s competitors?

    Castr, Arti, Ubiquity6, Restream, and eyecandylab are some of the 18 competitors of Niantic.

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