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General Information

Websiteimgur.com
Twitter@imgur
CategoryPhoto/Video
Employees13
Founded2/2009
DescriptionSimple Image Sharing and Hosting

Offices

San Francisco, USA

People

Funding

TOTAL $40M
FUNDING TOTAL $40M
Series A, 4/2014
Andreessen Horowitz
Reddit
$40M

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Imgur

Known as The Simple Image Sharer, Imgur provides a fast and easy service for sharing images with the Internet. The company offers free image hosting, paid Pro subscriptions, and a robust API. The site also features the Imgur Gallery, a real time collection of the most popular images being circulated on the Internet.

Founder, Alan Schaaf, launched Imgur in February of 2009 when he was a Junior at Ohio University. The site immediately gained favor with users of social media sites and online communities due to its ease of use, anonymous uploads and unlimited bandwidth restrictions.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Imgur received $40M in Series A funding. (4/3/14)
    Posted 4/3/14 at 3:11am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Imgur — Imgur Debuts Analytics Platform; sees 128 million uniques per month, equating to 4.5 billion monthly pageviews; currently hosts over 650 million images and sees as many as 1.5 million uploads daily. (1/28/14)
    Posted 1/28/14 at 10:00am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Imgur — Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques) (5/15/12)
    Posted 5/15/12 at 6:39pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Imgur added Matt Strader as COO. (4/1/11)
    Posted 10/27/11 at 8:04am
  • Check
    Imgur added Kevin Donahue as Advisor.
    Posted 12/26/10 at 8:59am
  • Check
    Imgur added Alan Schaaf as Founder.
    Posted 6/14/10 at 3:06pm

Videos

Screenshots

Imgur screenshot
Above: Imgur Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 9/26/13

Products

MemeGen

Websiteimgur.com/memegen
StageLive
Launch DateJune, 2013

Memegen is a utility that allows users to quickly create memes, remix those made by others, or simply browse those in the gallery, save or vote for their favorites.

Imgur screenshot
Above: Memegen
Uploaded: 1/16/14
Imgur screenshot
Above: iPhone App
Uploaded: 1/16/14

Sources

  1. After Five Years Of Bootstrapping, Imgur Raises $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Reddit (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Imgur Debuts An Analytics Platform For Pro Users And Advertisers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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