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155 Water Street
Floor 6
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
419 Lafayette Street
Floor 2
New York, NY, 10003


Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & CTO
Board Member
Business Development & Operations
Customer Service
Content and Communications
Dir. Op GSC


Pixmac, 3/2013


TOTAL $500k
Angel, 1/2008
New York Angels




Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web’s largest collection of royalty-free video footage, as well as millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, Adobe After Effects project templates, and 3D models. Disrupting the traditional stock agency model with an open, dynamic marketplace, Pond5 invites media makers from all over the world to submit their own content and set their own prices, earning 50% on each sale —significantly higher than traditional players. Submissions are curated by the Pond5 team, and made available for immediate preview, purchase and download. All content is licensed under a simple royalty-free license that provides customers lifetime, worldwide usage rights across all media. Visit Pond5 at

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Pond5 acquired Pixmac. (3/5/13)
    Posted 3/5/13 at 3:19pm via
  • Check
    Pond5 — Announced the release of new version of the Pond5 website (1/31/13)
    Posted 2/26/13 at 1:14pm via
  • Check
    Pond5 — Announced the addition of more than 1,000,000 video clips online. (3/10/12)
    Posted 11/5/12 at 1:09pm via
  • Check
    Pond5 added Jared Van Fleet as Content and Communications. (10/1/11)
    Posted 1/31/13 at 10:37am
  • Check
    Pond5 added Andy Goetze as Dir. Op GSC. (8/1/11)
    Posted 1/31/13 at 10:38am
  • Check
    Pond5 added Chris Hwang as Business Development & Operations. (6/1/11)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 3:32pm
  • Check
    Pond5 — Announced the addition of photos to its stock media collection (3/15/11)
    Posted 2/27/13 at 9:17am via
  • Dollar
    Pond5 received $500k in Angel funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 2/26/13 at 1:20pm via
  • Check
    Pond5 added Kennon Hulett as Customer Service. (1/1/08)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 3:35pm
  • Check
    Pond5 added Yaron Samid as Board Member. (1/1/07)
    Posted 11/19/09 at 9:08am
  • Check
    Pond5 added David S. Rose as Director. (1/1/07)
    Posted 8/20/08 at 9:07pm
  • Check
    Pond5 added Dana Tower as COO. (1/1/06)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 3:35pm
  • Check
    Pond5 added Marcus Engene as Co-founder & CTO. (1/1/06)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 3:35pm
  • Check
    Pond5 added Tom Bennett as Co-founder & CEO. (1/1/06)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 3:28pm



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Above: Pond5 Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 1/31/13
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Above: Pond5 Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 1/31/13
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Above: Pond5 Screenshot -- #3
Uploaded: 1/31/13


  1. Media Marketplace Pond5 Acquires Stock Photo Startup Pixmac To Expand Its International Presence ( [edit]
  2. Order of Magnitude Easier to Start a Business Today ( [edit]
  3. Pond5 Reaches 1 Million Stock Video Clips as Growth Accelerates ( [edit]
    Media Licensing Marketplace Pond5 Launches Massive Redesign, With Advanced Search And Customized Artist Pages ( [edit]
    Pond5: A One-Stop Shop for Video — and Now Photos, Too ( [edit]
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