- Acquired by Yahoo! on May 20, 2013
- Funding Received
- $125.3 Million in 6 Rounds from 12 Investors
- February, 2007
- New York, NY
- Tumblr, a microblogging platform and social networking website, enables users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
- David Karp
- Opinions, Postal and Courier Services, Blogging Platforms, Curated Web
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.
Current Team (9)Update
Past Team (19)Update
Director of Mobile
Mar, 2011 - Apr, 2012
Aug, 2011 - Mar, 2013
VP of Engineering
Jan 1, 2010 - Jun 1, 2012
Business Development Manager
May, 2010 - Jun, 2011
Site Reliability Engineer
Jul 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2013
Dec 1, 2011 - Mar 1, 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Aug, 2010 - Mar, 2012
Funding Rounds (6) - $125.3MUpdate
Board Members and Advisors (3)Update
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