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Rumble acquires Locals to help build a bigger creator economy

Rumble acquires Locals

Combining the forces of Locals & Rumble will help boost and bring more value to the creator economy

Today, the video platform Rumble announced that it has acquired Locals Technology, Inc. Locals
revolutionary platform has quickly made it the premier subscription-based service for multimedia
content and community. Buying Locals furthers Rumble’s mission of giving creators unprecedented
autonomy over their work while providing audiences with quality content. Rumble is already one of the
most respected independent and privately-owned companies in the online video-sharing platform
industry. Acquiring Locals is part of Rumble’s broader effort to build a creator economy that fosters
creative independence.

Founded in 2019, Florida-based Locals is a platform that empowers independent content creators to
publish their content, engage with their supporters and make money from subscriptions. Creators
include: Scott AdamsTulsi GabbardZDoggMDMax LugavereRobert BarnesBridget PhetasyDr.
Drew
Karlyn BorysenkoGreg Gutfeld, and Michael Malice.

“We are building the rails to a new tech ecosystem that will free everyone from the restraints of
editorial control,” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski. “Locals will provide our Rumble users a new way to
generate revenue, one that is not influenced by corporate advertisers and special interests. All our
creators can now build a direct stream of revenue with their audience through subscriptions, allowing
creators to take control of their valuable content.”

Creators who use Locals own their community data and content. Locals has provided industry-leading
audience data that allow creators to understand the behavior of their audience better. Creators are
quickly able to see what content is effective at driving engagement and what isn’t.
Locals’ subscription business model is dependent on providing creators with high-quality information
about their audience. When a creator does well, the platform does well. This model enables Locals’
creators and audience to interact, share and comment to drive growth. 
  
Rumble is integrating Locals with its existing platform using Rumble’s cutting-edge cloud infrastructure.
Once active, a creator will simply need to link their Locals profile to their Rumble account. Additionally,
the Locals-Rumble handshake places a red Locals button on every Rumble video, indicating that a
creator is a Locals creator.

“We are excited to see Locals continue our growth and vision as part of Rumble Together we are
building a new ecosystem for creators,” said Assaf Lev, CEO of Locals. “Becoming part of Rumble will
give Locals’ creators new opportunities to expand their audiences while retaining control of their data.
Both Rumble and Locals believe in the importance of allowing creators to express their opinions,
interact with their supporters and make money from subscription.”

Press Inquiries: press@rumble.com

UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal Adding Exclusive Livestreams and Content to Rumble

Jorge Masvidal LIVE on Rumble

America’s fastest-growing video platform launches exclusive livestreams and content for the “Gamebred Fighter”

TORONTO, September 10th, 2021 — Rumble is proud to announce that Jorge Masvidal will be bringing exclusive livestreams and video content to Rumble. Jorge is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Masvidal will be live streaming exclusively on Rumble beginning September 12th, after the Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort Triller Fight Club boxing match. He holds records for the fastest knockout in UFC history at five seconds and a UFC championship belt. Masvidal is ranked #6 in the UFC welterweight rankings, as of August of 2021.

“Adding exclusive livestreams and video opportunities for Masvidal is another example of Rumble’s commitment to bringing in creators from all walks of life. Masvidal is a tenacious fighter who has overcome adversity while standing up to bullies. His livestreams on Rumble will allow our viewers to get to know more about him and his story,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said ahead of the announcement.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity”, Masvidal said. “I have fought against the top of the food chain my whole life, so I know what Rumble has faced battling Big Tech companies like YouTube. I am ready to produce content on Rumble and say what I think without worrying about being censored or canceled.” 

Rumble, started in 2013, is one of the most respected independent and privately-owned companies in the online video-sharing platform industry, with over 40M users in August 2021.

You can find the official Jorge Masvidal video channel here: rumble.com/JorgeMasvidal

Press inquiries: press@rumble.com

Rumble welcomes eight nationally recognized thought leaders to its platform

TORONTO, August 12, 2021 – Rumble is proud to welcome Tulsi Gabbard, Glenn Greenwald, Bridget Phetasy, Matt Orfalea, Siraj Hashmi, Mujahed Kobbe, Shant Mesrobian and Zaid Jilani to our video-sharing platform. These prominent new voices add to Rumble’s deep pool of content talent and further enhance the platform’s breadth and depth of offerings to our viewers.

Although very diverse, this group of individuals does share one characteristic: a commitment to challenge the status quo, seek the truth, and share it. They also all believe that the internet should be free, and that tech monopolies should not dictate discourse. Rumble is their natural home and we welcome them to the family.

Rumble has experienced massive growth in recent months. In just the past year, Rumble has experienced over a 25-fold increase in viewership – with no indication of slowing.

“We are in a battle against trillion-dollar monopolies that use advanced algorithms and AI to amplify content and drive profits. For too long, the incumbent platforms have been able to subjectively ban or deliberately steer people away from content – all without any accountability and competition to keep them in check. Rumble is challenging this power structure, and the addition of these prominent creators further strengthens the cause of free thinking, open debate and discussion. Rumble will never censor civil discourse, opinion, or act like the arbiters of truth,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said ahead of the announcement.

Tulsi Gabbard, the former congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 Democrat candidate for president, noted, ”Big tech monopolies act with impunity as they police our speech, squash debate, and censor those whose speech they deem “unacceptable”.  This is incredibly dangerous and directly undermines the fundamental principles of free speech that are at the heart of who we are as a country.  Their actions fly directly in the face of the commitment that I and every service member has made – we may disagree with what you are saying but we are willing to die to protect your right to say it.  Rumble is a platform that is committed to free speech, and stands diametrically opposed to big tech monopolies censorship and policing.” 

Glenn Greenwald, the founder of The Intercept and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative journalist, says, “The goal is to forge independent spaces to liberate journalists and other content creators  from the tyranny of Big Tech. Many writers, from across the political spectrum, have been censored or excluded from mainstream platforms and Rumble gives these voices a chance to express themselves without having to worry about baseless attacks by the government or other self-appointed gatekeepers.”

Greenwald intends to continue the “System Update” long-form documentary-style program he created while still at the Intercept and then continued at Substack, but said he intends to use the move to significantly expand his video journalism, including regular commentary on news events as well as regular live interactive chats with his readers. The show will be available on Rumble exclusively for 2 hours prior to being available on any other platform.

According to Pavlovski, “Rumble was built on the belief that creators should be given equal opportunity to freely express themselves, reach their followers without restriction, and have access to the best tools the industry has to offer. Our newest additions are proof that the mission is succeeding.”

Rumble, started in 2013, is one of the most respected independent and privately-owned companies in the online video-sharing platform industry, with over 25M users every month.

Below are the official channels for each creator:

Tulsi Gabbard: https://rumble.com/TulsiGabbard
Glenn Greenwald: https://rumble.com/GGreenwald
Bridget Phetasy: https://rumble.com/phetasy 
Matt Orfalea: https://rumble.com/Orf
Siraj Hashmi & Mujahed Kobbe: https://rumble.com/HabibiPowerHour
Shant Mesrobian & Zaid Jilani: https://rumble.com/Inquire

Rumble is Hiring, Join our Team!

Rumble is growing at an incredible speed and with the recent investment by Narya & Peter Thiel we’re now equipped to hire at a speed that matches our growth. All positions are currently remote but will eventually require relocation to one of our offices in the US or Canada.

Why Our Team Loves Working at Rumble:

– We are making a significant financial impact in video creator community; we’re proud of their success stories
– We enjoy challenging the status quo and fighting the “big guys”
– We aren’t afraid to try new things; we act fast and want to win
– We pay competitive salaries and provide great benefits

Among many open positions, the following positions are the most pressing and in immediate need:

– Senior Android Developers
– Senior PHP Developers
– Senior Frontend Developers
– Senior Backend PHP Developers
– Project Manager
– Data / AI (Python)
– Linux Server Admins
– Many different Marketing positions/roles

In the near future Rumble will have more comprehensive job descriptions, but we felt it important to open up our inbox for the most pressing positions. Please include a cover letter for the position you are looking to apply for and a resume/CV.

APPLY HERE: jobs@rumble.com

If any of these jobs sound like the right fit for you, then please get in touch. If you also feel that you can really help Rumble and provide an impact, please do not hesitate to write us with your thoughts. These are a full-time positions based in both the USA and Canada. To apply, email jobs@rumble.com.

Narya and Peter Thiel Lead Investment in Rumble

Funds to be used to launch new cloud services and expand the existing video platform as Rumble
addresses market demand for new alternatives to incumbent platforms

TORONTO, May 19, 2021 – Rumble, a video platform focused on helping millions of creators manage,
distribute, and monetize their video content, welcomed the investment of Narya Capital, Peter Thiel and
Colt Ventures. 
 
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome aboard investors that are aligned with our long-term vision.
This investment is evidence that the market really desires competition and freedom of choice. These
funds will help us launch our new cloud services, enhance our video platform, and help create the rails
for a new economy that is desperately needed” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski. 
 
In the past year, Rumble’s monthly viewership has grown from 1.6 million users per month to an
average of 31 million per month in the first quarter of 2021 – an increase of more than 1,800%. This
growth reflects the increasingly strong market recognition by both users and creators of Rumble’s
differentiated value proposition. The investment will add considerable strength to Rumble’s ability to
build upon this success. 
 
Rumble was built on the belief that small creators should be given equal opportunity to freely express
themselves, reach their followers, and be provided the same access to tools that are available to larger
creators. This investment will allow Rumble to continue to fulfill its mission while providing the platform
with more opportunities to build out its infrastructure and launch new cloud services where businesses
can feel safe and secure.
 
The investment is being led by Narya, a Cincinnati-based venture capital firm co-founded by J.D. Vance
and Colin Greenspon that seeks to invest long-term capital in technology that solves significant
challenges.
Narya is joined in this investment by Peter Thiel, famed entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has a
long and storied track record of investing in frontier technology companies, including PayPal, Facebook,
Palantir Technologies, Compass Pathways, and many other ventures.
 
Ethan Fallang of Narya will join Rumble’s board. “At Narya, we support founders who combine technical
and business model innovation to address large and underserved markets. We believe Chris and the
entire Rumble team have built an excellent platform and are thrilled to be part of their ongoing success
as they continue to scale”, said Fallang.

Guggenheim Securities acted as the exclusive financial advisor and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as
legal counsel to Rumble in connection with the transaction.

Press related inquiries: press@rumble.com

Rumble Welcomes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor of Florida opens an account on one of America’s fastest-growing video platforms

Rumble is proud to welcome Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to our video-sharing platform. A U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of Harvard Law School, Gov. DeSantis is a valued addition to our community of more than 4 million video creators and public figures.

“Gov. Ron DeSantis is a longtime proponent of free speech and has been at the forefront of the effort to demonopolize Big Tech. He understands firsthand Americans’ distrust of monolithic tech companies and the danger they pose to free expression and free markets. In fact, YouTube recently removed from its platform a video of the governor and a handful of Ivy League-educated medical experts discussing the downsides of prolonged pandemic-related lockdowns. Rumble, on the other hand, invites robust and civic dialogue on our platform, including Gov. DeSantis’ insights and expertise,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said ahead of the announcement.

To subscribe to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Rumble channel, please visit: https://rumble.com/GovRonDesantis

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Rumble is one of the most respected independent and privately owned companies in the online video-sharing platform industry and its business model is premised upon helping small and independent video creators grow their footprint. Rumble has more than 4 million small creators, with a reach of over 75 million monhtly unique users.

Press related inquiries: press@rumble.com

Rumble Files Lawsuit Against Google Over Antitrust Violations; Strong Evidence Shows Google’s Monopolistic Practices are Harming Competition, Rumble and its Video Creators

Contact: press@rumble.com

TORONTO, CANADA – Rumble, a video platform focused on helping over two million creators manage, distribute, and monetize their video content, filed a lawsuit today against the multinational technology company Google LLC, “for monetary damages well in excess of $2,000,000,000 that Rumble has sustained and continues to sustain as a proximate result of Google’s antitrust violations.” Because Rumble shares revenue with its content creators, this has harmed them as well.

The complaint charges, “by unfairly rigging its search algorithms such that YouTube is the first-listed links ‘above the fold’ on its search results page, Google, through its search engine, was able to wrongfully divert massive traffic to YouTube, depriving Rumble of the additional traffic, users, uploads, brand awareness and revenue it would have otherwise received.”

Using data from Google and YouTube analytics regarding views of Rumble’s original content videos on YouTube, the complaint also alleges that “Rumble lost a huge amount of revenue on the 9.3 billion views that Google wrongfully directed to YouTube with its unfair YouTube-preferencing algorithms. If even a portion of those 9.3 billion views had occurred on Rumble’s website instead of YouTube, that would have generated well in excess of 100 million additional video uploads to the Rumble platform, which in turn would have generated billions of more views on the Rumble platform, and massive amounts of additional revenue for Rumble and its content creators.”

Because Rumble has exclusive rights to original content videos, it has been able to determine that Google wrongfully self-preferences YouTube over Rumble. For example, even if the Google search term specifically asks for “dog videos on rumble,” Google lists unrelated YouTube videos ahead of Rumble.com’s listings. And, even if the search term asks for an exclusive Rumble video by its exact title, for example, “Baby preciously cuddles cat for nap time,” the Google search page still self-preferences YouTube, even though Google has publicly stated that it gives preference to and “elevates” original reporting in its search results.

Rumble is one of the most respected independent and privately owned companies in the online videosharing platform industry and its business model is premised upon helping small and independent video creators.

“As stated in the complaints filed by the Department of Justice and many state Attorneys General against Google, Google uses its search engine monopoly to wrongfully achieve and maintain monopolies for its many companies, and in this case, we have indisputable proof that it does so for its YouTube platform, harming competition, competitors and consumers. Google’s monopoly power is being used to unjustly and wrongfully deprive Rumble of the views, users, uploads, and consumer awareness, and the revenue for it and its content creators, that would be theirs in an un-rigged marketplace,” stated Chris Pavlovski, CEO of Rumble.

COVID-19: New Measures and Potential Impact

You remain in great hands

As (COVID-19) continues to spread, Rumble wants you to know what to expect from our services.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, Rumble will continue to provide its services at the high levels you have come to expect. 

With that said, there are three main priorities that are driving our decision making during this crucial time:

1. Keeping our people and our communities safe by implementing a work from home policy for all our team members.
2. Rumble is very focused on continuing to deliver all of our operations at the highest level. We’ve had business continuity plans in place and have designed our business, technology, and customer experience to function flawlessly in an event such as this. You remain in great hands.
3. Doing our part to help slow down and stop the spread of the virus by putting in place a global travel ban for our team members and restricting attendance to mass gatherings and events. 

It is also important to note that as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, Rumble is prepared for an unprecedented drop in CPM (cost per mille) over the next few weeks and especially through April as a result of various factors that lead to lower ad spend which will temporarily affect earnings. We know that as creators this is one of the most important aspects of working with Rumble and we are here to support you every step of the way. 

For those of you cooped up at home, we will continue to post entertaining content across all our social media channels and our viral channel per usual. Enjoy, and please stay safe. 

Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at support@rumble.com

– The Rumble Team

Rumble Ranked 18th Fastest Growing Company in Canada

Top 50 Companies in Canada

Digital Video Company Recognized As One Of The Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Canada, Two Years in a Row

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2019 – Today Rumble announced it was presented the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ award for its rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit and bold innovation. The program recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in Canada with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years. Rumble ranks 18th with 955 percent revenue growth from 2015 to 2018.

Rumble’s founder and CEO, Chris Pavlovski, credits the company’s flexible approach to solving digital video needs as the reason for the company’s continued growth. “Rumble’s enhanced suite of video solutions ensures that website owners are equipped with everything they need to make video successful on their websites, including: rights-cleared content, a full-stack technology backbone and advertising monetization tools,” said Pavlovski. “It is an honor to be recognized for a second year in a row by an established, global authority like Deloitte. We are proud to be among the select few that represent innovation coming out of our base in Toronto.”

Fastest growing companies in Canada
Rumble Ranks 18th in the Deloitte Fast 50 Technlogy Companies

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program winners consist of public and private companies in the technology sector, which have transformed the industry. Now in its 22nd year, the program runs alongside the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking. Rumble also earned 131st place on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ award rankings and is recognized as one of the top growing technology, media and telecommunications companies in North America.

“In an era of rapid and constant change, Fast 50 companies should be incredibly proud of the impact they are making across all industries, as they foster the economic prosperity and success of our country,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “Their bold vision, unrivaled growth and true commitment to innovation allow them to not only improve today’s world, but also shape tomorrow’s, and I can’t wait to see where they take us moving forward.”


To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.

About Rumble

Rumble is a full-stack digital video solution that connects video creators to online publishers and advertisers. With a community of more than 100,000 video creators and a cutting-edge video player-offering for publishers, Rumble is re-shaping the way social video is distributed and monetized. Rumble screens, hosts, licenses and distributes streaming video around the world. It gives creators a share in the economics, publishers a cost- effective video infrastructure and brands a safe place to advertise online. Based in Toronto, Rumble has earned top rankings from comScore, Alexa, Tubular and Quantcast since its formation in 2013. More information can be found at www.rumble.com.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Enterprise Fast 15 category (recognizes fastest-growing enterprise-level technology, media, and telecommunications companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation), and Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, CBRE, First West Capital, Miller Thomson, OMERS Ventures, 3C and Lafond. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™

Now in its 25th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2015 to 2018.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.