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General Information

Websiteroku.com
Blogblog.roku.com
Twitter@RokuPlayer
CategoryConsumer Electronics/Devices
Emailcustomerservice@r...
Employees234
Founded10/2002
DescriptionHome Digital Media Electronics

Offices

Saratoga, USA
12980 Saratoga Ave., Ste. D
Saratoga, CA, 95070
USA

People

Founder and CEO
CFO
VP Business Development
SVP Product Management
SVP Software Engineering
VP Hardware Engineering
Board Member
Board of Directors
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Funding

TOTAL $127M
FUNDING TOTAL $127M
Series B, 1/2008
Netflix
$6M
Series C, 10/2008
Menlo Ventures
Series D, 8/2009
Menlo Ventures
$8.4M
Venture Round, 8/2011
Globespan Capital Partners
Menlo Ventures
$8M
Series E, 7/2012
News Corp
Menlo Ventures
Globespan Capital Partners
BSkyB
$45M
Series F, 5/2013
Fidelity
BSkyB
News Corp
Hearst Ventures
$60M

Tags

Roku

Roku is a consumer electronics firm which specializes in home digital media products. They’re best known for creating the first set-top streaming box for Netflix.

The company was founded by ReplayTV founder Anthony Wood. “Roku” means “six” in Japanese, a reference to the six companies Wood has launched.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Roku received $60M in Series F funding. (5/29/13)
    Posted 5/29/13 at 6:58pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Roku received $45M in Series E funding. (7/25/12)
    Posted 7/26/12 at 4:26am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Roku added Alan Henricks as Audit Committee Chair. (5/1/12)
    Posted 4/19/13 at 1:31pm
  • Dollar
    Roku received $8M in Venture Round funding. (8/12/11)
    Posted 8/12/11 at 6:32pm via venturebeat.com
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    Roku — Roku announces partnership with Hulu. The Hulu Plus service will be offered on the Roku streaming player in late fall 2010. (9/28/10)
    Posted 9/28/10 at 3:30pm via freshnews.com
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    Roku added David Krall as President and COO. (2/1/10)
    Posted 7/29/10 at 9:58pm
  • Dollar
    Roku received $8.4M in Series D funding. (8/10/09)
    Posted 8/10/09 at 9:46am via paidcontent.org
  • Dollar
    Roku received in Series C funding. (10/28/08)
    Posted 10/30/08 at 7:49am via yahoo.com
  • Dollar
    Roku received $6M in Series B funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 10/30/08 at 7:50am via paidcontent.org
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    Roku added Anthony Wood as Founder and CEO. (10/1/02)
    Posted 5/20/08 at 10:41am
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    Roku added Douglas Kennedy as Director - Marketing and communications ,,,Sr. Manager - Mar-comm Engagement.
    Posted 7/6/13 at 2:35pm
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    Roku added Kacie Hendrickson as Manager, Marketing Communications.
    Posted 8/21/13 at 10:40am

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What is Roku?

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Products

The Roku Player

Websiteroku.com
Launch DateMay 20, 2008
Tags netflix, streaming, video

Roku is a little box that makes it easy to enjoy the hottest movies, TV shows, music, games and more on your TV by streaming it directly from the Internet. Millions of people use Roku every day to access their favorite entertainment instantly and on demand.

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The Roku Player

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Sources

  1. Netflix's Movie Box Launches With Roku; Selection Still Limited; Buys Stake in Roku (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  2. Roku, Inc. Receives Funding From Menlo Ventures (biz.yahoo.com) [edit]
  3. Roku Adds $8.4 Million In Funding From Menlo Ventures (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  4. Roku grabs $8M, weeks after releasing Roku 2 (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  5. Roku Becomes Pay TV’s Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From News Corp, BSkyB, And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Roku Wants To Be Part Of Your Next Smart TV, Raises $60 Million To Do It (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Roku Announces Content Partnership with Hulu (freshnews.com) [edit]
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