Business Insider

Business Insider is an American financial and business news website published by Insider Inc. Insider is owned by the German publishing house, Axel Springer SE.

It operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Northern Europe, Poland, Spain and Singapore.

Business Insider was launched in 2007 and is based in New York City. Founded by DoubleClick’s former CEO Kevin P. Ryan, Dwight Merriman, and Henry Blodget, the publication provides and analyzes business news, and aggregates news stories on various subjects from around the web. It reported a profit for the first time ever in the 4th quarter of 2010.1 In 2015, Axel Springer SE acquired 88% of the stake in Business Insider Inc. for $343 million (€306 million).2

Business Insider also hosts industry conferences, such as IGNITION, which explores the emerging business models of digital media. In January 2015, Business Insider launched BI Intelligence, a subscription-based research service that provides data and analysis on the mobile, payments, eCommerce, social, and digital media industries. The site publishes numerous annual editorial franchises, such as the “Digital 100: The World’s Most Valuable Private Tech Companies.”


  1. Techcrunch: Business Insider Profit↩︎
  2. Alex Springer Buys Business Insider↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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