Status
Acquired by Yahoo! on May 20, 2013
Funding Received
$125.3 Million in 6 Rounds from 12 Investors
Founded:
February, 2007
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Description:
Tumblr, a microblogging platform and social networking website, enables users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
Founders:
David Karp
Categories:
Opinions, Postal and Courier Services, Blogging Platforms, Curated Web
Website:
http://tumblr.com

Detailed Description

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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.

Current Team (9)

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Past Team (19)

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Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (1)

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    Tumblr

    Tumblr was launched in 1994

Investors (12)

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    Sequoia Capital

    Venture Capital
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    Spark Capital

    Spark Capital is a bi-coastal boutique venture firm. They partner with bold entrepreneurs...
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    Union Square Ventures

    USV invests in large networks of engaged users, differentiated through user experience, and...
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    CrunchFund

    CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington, Patrick...
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    Insight Venture Partners

    Insight Venture Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm investing in growth-stage...
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    The Chernin Group

    The Chernin Group is a global next-generation media and entertainment platform company led by CEO...
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    DFJ Growth

    late stage VC

Offices/Locations (1)

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    419 Park Ave. South, Suite 807

    New York, NY 10016

    USA

Competitors (2)

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    Just Add Content

    Instant Business Websites
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    Tackk

    Tackk is a web platform that allows anyone to create and share messages, photos, videos, maps,...

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