1 Acquisition
Total Equity Funding
$35.75M in 3 Rounds from 3 Investors
San Francisco, California
BitTorrent is a protocol that creates advanced technologies to efficiently move large files across the internet.
Internet, Peer to Peer, Social Network, Apps

Company Details


BitTorrent creates advanced, innovative technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet. The company's two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent, which combined boast over 150+ million users. BitTorrent is based in San Francisco, Calif. and is backed by Accel Partners and DCM.

BitTorrent is a globally-recognized creator of software and technology designed to help help people find, share and move digital media over the Internet. The company has built an orchestrated ecosystem of software, content and devices, all designed in harmony with the legendary BitTorrent protocol at the core. The BitTorrent Protocol, invented by founder Bram Cohen in 2001, makes massive files move efficiently over the Internet.

Software The original BitTorrent and the iconic µTorrent are the world's most popular torrent software clients. They make it fast and easy for people to find, download, share, and play large files over the Internet.

Content BitTorrent is currently building unique features to easily transform, play and share large personal media files (e.g. home movies, smartphone videos, and hi-res photos) with friends and on on BitTorrent partner devices. Through the Spotlight Artist program, users also have direct access to a library of artist-endorsed indie films, music, games and books.

BitTorrent Certified Devices BitTorrent Certified devices extend the BitTorrent experience beyond the PC into the living room, home theaters, and smartphones. The BitTorrent Certified Devices Partner Program enables consumer electronics makers to join the BitTorrent community, reach a global audience, and solve fundamental user challenges with moving personal content to home devices.

The BitTorrent Protocol The global standard for delivering large files over the Internet. It enables faster file transfers by downloading pieces of a file from multiple sources and concurrently uploading pieces to other users, overcoming the asymmetrical nature of upstream and downstream bandwidth. Many companies, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Blizzard, leverage the BitTorrent protocol to make files move faster.

µTP or micro-transport protocol µTP is an intelligent BitTorrent protocol engineered to self-throttle when sensing network congestion, yielding capacity to priority traffic. The result? BitTorrent does not contribute to congestion on home networks or global ISP backbones.

BitTorrent also contributes through more broadly-focused standards bodies like the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) at the LEDBAT working group http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/ledbat-charter.html.

Funding Rounds (3) - $35.75M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Sep, 2008$7M / Series C3
Dec, 2006$20M / Series B2
Sep, 2005$8.75M / Series A1

Acquisitions (1)

Dec 7, 2007Unknown

Current Team (14)


Board Members and Advisors (3)


Funds (1)

Aug 9, 2016Discovery FundUnknown Amount

Products (7)

  • BitTorrent Sync is an application that enables its users to share files between devices.
  • Bleep is a fun and easy peer-to-peer instant messaging app that is completely private.
  • Windows-only beta of an Internet browser by BitTorrent.
  • Shoot makes it easy to send a big batch of photos or a large video directly from your device to your friends.
  • BitTorrent DNA is a content delivery system for enterprise costumers seeking to disseminate large quantities of information over the
  • Apps offers a simple and more integrated way for consumers to discover and download content as well as integrate with external services
  • BitTorrent provides certification services to companies that seek to ensure that their hardware is fully compliant with BitTorrent

Competitors (6)

  • Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device.
  • Dropbox's mission is to provide a home for everyone's most important information and bring it to life.
  • EdgeCast is a content delivery network (CDN) that helps companies accelerate and deliver static content to their users around the world.
  • Infinit International Inc. is a venture backed company specializing in storage technologies.
  • Move Networks is a streaming tech platform delivering live and multi-channel television via internet to PC, TV and mobile devices users.
  • Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    303 2nd Street

    Suite S200

    San Francisco, California 94107

    United States

Images (1)


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