What Is the History of the Bleacher Report?


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In 2007, four friends and sports fans from Atherton, California, founded Bleacher Report. One year later, the company officially launched after completing a round of Series A funding received from a few companies, including Vimeo founder Jakon Lodwick. By August 2011, Bleacher Report announced a $22 million growth after more rounds of funding.

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In 2010, the company hired Brian Grey, who previously worked with Yahoo! Sports and Fox Sports, as its Chief Executive Officer. Bleacher Report began filling more executive positions within the company, including an employee that previously worked at CBS Interactive.

In 2012, Tuner Sports acquired the company, with the terms that its current executives remain at all existing positions. Turner Sports claimed it purchased the company due to its rapid growth and loyal fan base. Under Turner Sports, David Finocchio became the only one of the original founders to remain with the company as its General Manager.

Bleacher Report is a digital media company that covers various sports from around the world. The company provides its users with real-time event coverage and team-specific sports content. Bleacher Report features a team of writers and contributors that create hundreds of pieces of new content daily. Along with its website, the company provides sports updates through its various social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter. The company also provides a mobile app that has over 10 million downloads, as of 2015.

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