Business Insider was founded in 2007 by Henry Blodget and Kevin P. Ryan. In 2013, Jeff Bezos led an effort to raise $5 million for Business Insider Inc. through his investment company Bezos Expeditions. On September 29, 2015, Axel Springer SE announced that it had acquired 88% of the stake in Business Insider Inc. for a reported $343 million (€306 million). After the purchase, Axel Springer SE held a stake of approximately 97%, and Jeff Bezos held the remaining shares through Bezos Expeditions. As of 2018, Axel Springer owns a 100% stake in Insider Inc.
Business Insider Inc.'s name was changed to Insider Inc. in December 2017 as the company planned on branching out to different subjects on social media. In January 2018, the firm moved its global headquarters in New York City from the Flatiron District to the Financial District. In March 2018, it launched its first advertising campaign, with the tagline "Get in." The firm started using the Digital Content Ratings of Nielsen Holdings to measure its digital video audience in July 2018.
Business Insider is the original publication of Insider Inc., focusing on business and financial news. The website Tech Insider originally started as a standalone technology-focused news website in 2015, but it was eventually incorporated into a section of Business Insider.
In 2015, Business Insider started establishing a social media presence on Twitter and Facebook for Insider, its forthcoming general news site comparable to BuzzFeed. The website Insider.com launched in May 2016 and focuses on lifestyle articles.
In October 2016, Business Insider started Markets Insider, a globally-focused markets data and news service. Data is provided by Germany-based finance portal Finanzen.net, another Axel Springer holding.
Business Insider Intelligence
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