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Acquired byYahoo!
Price$1.1B
Date5/2013

General Information

Websitetumblr.com
Blogstaff.tumblr.com
Twitter@tumblr
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees
Founded2/2007

Offices

New York, USA
419 Park Ave. South, Suite 807
New York, NY, 10016
USA

People

Founder
VP of Product & Engineering
Board of Directors
Director
Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager
General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Board Observer
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Tumblr

Tumblr is a re-envisioning of tumblelogging, a subset of blogging that uses quick, mixed-media posts. The service hopes to do for the tumblelog what services like LiveJournal and Blogger did for the blog. The difference is that its extreme simplicity will make luring users a far easier task than acquiring users for traditional weblogging. Anytime a user sees something interesting online, they can click a quick “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet that then tumbles the snippet directly. The result is varied string of media ranging links and text to pictures and videos that takes very little time and effort to maintain.

There is little to no learning curve involved in using tumblr. Features are intuitive and quick to establish. Users simply sign up and begin posting in a minute.

Tumblr is backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Sequoia Capital.

Recent Milestones

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    Tumblr — Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions (1/14/14)
    Posted 1/14/14 at 11:24am via techcrunch.com
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    Tumblr added Tobias Schwarz as L10n Development Assistant. (6/24/13)
    Posted 9/3/13 at 7:08pm
  • Handshake
    Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo! for $1.1B. (5/20/13)
    Posted 5/20/13 at 4:26am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Tumblr added Alexa Varsavsky as International Business Development. (1/1/12)
    Posted 7/4/13 at 11:54am
  • Dollar
    Tumblr received in Secondary Market Transaction funding. (1/1/12)
    Posted 12/6/13 at 11:16am
  • Check
    Tumblr added Andrew McLaughlin as Vice President. (12/1/11)
    Posted 5/8/13 at 5:59pm
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    Tumblr added Zack Sultan as Designer. (10/1/11)
    Posted 7/30/13 at 3:23pm
  • Dollar
    Tumblr received $85M in Series E funding. (9/26/11)
    Posted 9/26/11 at 6:19pm via finsmes.com
  • Check
    Tumblr — Tumblr on verge of raising up to $100M with massive $800M valuation (8/26/11)
    Posted 8/26/11 at 7:39pm via venturebeat.com
  • Check
    Tumblr added Ben Gold as Production Designer. (8/1/11)
    Posted 7/16/13 at 1:05pm
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    Tumblr — A Massive Solar Flare Of Activity Pushes Tumblr To 400 Million Pageviews A Day (6/27/11)
    Posted 6/27/11 at 5:50pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Tumblr added Joshua Nguyen as Head of Product. (12/1/10)
    Posted 6/6/13 at 2:56pm
  • Dollar
    Tumblr received $30M in Series D funding. (11/19/10)
    Posted 11/22/10 at 7:46pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Tumblr — Tumblr Rockets Past A Billion Posts (8/23/10)
    Posted 8/25/10 at 1:00pm via techcrunch.com
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    Tumblr — Tumblr Is On Fire. Now Over 6 Million Users, 1.5 Billion Pageviews A Month (7/19/10)
    Posted 7/19/10 at 6:56pm via techcrunch.com
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    Tumblr added Jared Hecht as Business Development Manager. (5/1/10)
    Posted 8/25/10 at 3:26pm

Videos

Above:

David Karp speaks about tumblr

Added: 4/17/09

Screenshots

Tumblr screenshot
Above: Tumblr Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 7/15/10

Products

Tumblr

Websitetumblr.com
Blogstaff.tumblr.com
StagePrivate
Launch DateSeptember 1, 1994
Tags blogging-platform, ichisel
Tumblr screenshot
Above: Tumblr Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Tumblr screenshot
Above: Dashboard
Uploaded: 2/11/09
Tumblr screenshot
Above: Directory
Uploaded: 2/12/09

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Tumblr

Sources

  1. It’s Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr For $1.1B, Vows To Keep It Independent (techcrunch.com) []
  2. http://www.alleyinsider.com/2007/10/tumblr-funded-750k-vimeo.html (alleyinsider.com) []
  3. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) []
  4. Union Square, Spark Capital Double Tumblr’s Funding To $10 Million Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/20/tumblr-funding/#ixzz0lf32gno4 (techcrunch.com) []
  5. What’s New At Tumblr: Funding, Hires, Office, Board Member, And A Focus On Fashion (techcrunch.com) []
  6. Tumblr Raises $85M in Funding (finsmes.com) []
  7. Citation Needed []
  8. Tumblr Is On Fire. Now Over 6 Million Users, 1.5 Billion Pageviews A Month (techcrunch.com) []
    Still Surging, Tumblr Rockets Past A Billion Posts (techcrunch.com) []
    A Massive Solar Flare Of Activity Pushes Tumblr To 400 Million Pageviews A Day (techcrunch.com) []
    Tumblr on verge of raising up to $100M with massive $800M valuation (venturebeat.com) []
    Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions, Similar To Twitter (techcrunch.com) []

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