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Series D | Alive

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About Caffeine

Caffeine operates as a company focused on transforming the way people consume live television, operating within the broadcasting and social media industry. The company offers a social broadcasting platform that features live and interactive streaming of various content including culture, sports, and music. The platform allows users to engage in real time with the content, participate in chats, and connect with friends and fans. It was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

2261 Market Street #4948

San Francisco, California, 94114,

United States




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Caffeine Patents

Caffeine has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • content delivery network
  • internet television
  • video hosting
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Latest Caffeine News

Caffeine hits 60M monthly users for live sports broadcasting platform

Dec 11, 2023

Image Credit: Caffeine Do you want to get the latest gaming industry news straight to your inbox? Sign up for our daily and weekly newsletters here . Caffeine said it has grown from five million monthly active users to 60 million in just a year for its live sports broadcasting platform. Los Angeles-based Caffeine said it found its footing as the go-to destination for the next generation of live sports and community engagement. Originally established in 2018 as an esports and gaming-centric live-streaming platform, Caffeine’s strategic pivot into the realm of sports has proven to be a game-changer, propelling its growth and setting a new industry benchmark. This shift has seen a 140-fold increase in revenue over the last six months, fueling its surge among diverse, cord-cutting audiences while drawing new advertising partners. Caffeine was founded in 2018. The platform’s ascendance is attributed to its transformation into a hub for over 150 sports leagues, competitive event organizers, content creators, and sports media publishers. By repositioning itself as a dynamic avenue for monetization and content distribution, Caffeine has skillfully navigated the evolving landscape of sports broadcasting. “We’re now witnessing an exhilarating phase of exponential growth,” said Caffeine CEO Ben Keighran, in a statement. “Our focus on live sports programming has provided a cutting-edge platform for sports leagues navigating the shifting broadcasting landscape. Caffeine serves as a social-first, cord-cutting haven, providing an interactive space for young, engaged audiences to witness their favorite competitions.” The platform’s surge in programming includes partnerships with a myriad of sports entities, including X Games, World Surf League and Natural Selection Tour. Now it’s a platform for a diverse array of sports content. Notably, Caffeine has also attracted prominent media companies and sports podcast networks like Fox Sports, Barstool Sports, and ClutchPoints, further enriching its content repository. Caffeine’s influence has been hailed by partnering entities like TMPST Freerunning. CEO Gabe Nunez said in a statement, “Caffeine TV has revolutionized our outreach. Broadcasting Kings Of The Concrete on Caffeine not only enhanced the viewer experience but also expanded our reach globally. It’s created an immersive space for fans to engage with our content.” Supported by investors including A16z, Greylock, Fox, and Cox, Caffeine’s platform is accessible across iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, and its website, providing a seamless, free-of-charge viewing experience. GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings. Join the GamesBeat community!

Caffeine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Caffeine founded?

    Caffeine was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Caffeine's headquarters?

    Caffeine's headquarters is located at 2261 Market Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Caffeine's latest funding round?

    Caffeine's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Caffeine raise?

    Caffeine raised a total of $259M.

  • Who are the investors of Caffeine?

    Investors of Caffeine include Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Sanabil Investments, The Fox, Cox Enterprises and 6 more.

  • Who are Caffeine's competitors?

    Competitors of Caffeine include Hulu, Sizzle, Loco, Kast, Kamcord and 7 more.


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