Total Equity Funding
$683M in 3 Rounds from 3 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$583M Private Equity on August 3, 2016
Los Angeles, California
Hulu is an online video service offering hit shows, movies and documentaries through its website, Hulu.com, and other destination sites.
Content, TV, Film, Video

Company Details

March 1, 2007
21 in Crunchbase

Founded in March 2007, Hulu is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Beijing. NBC Universal, News Corporation, as of April 2009, Disney, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team share in the ownership stake of the company.

Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through the ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus.

Hulu brings together a selection of videos from over 260 content companies, including FOX, NBCUniversal, ABC, Criterion, A&E Networks, Lionsgate, Endemol, MGM, MTV Networks, Comedy Central, National Geographic, Digital Rights Group, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., TED, etc. Hulu also offers a wide array of acclaimed movies and documentaries.

The site focuses exclusively on professional video content and does not take on YouTube directly as a viral video destination.

Hulu videos are played in their own embeddable branded player. Content from at least a dozen TV networks and two major film studios is promised. Initial distribution partners include AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo.

Jason Kilar, Hulu's former CEO, explains the meaning of Hulu's name, "Objectively, Hulu is short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and rhymes with itself. Subjectively, Hulu strikes us as an inherently fun name, one that captures the spirit of the service we're building." However, some aren't so sure it was the wisest name to pick.

In September 2007 that Hulu acquired Bejing-based startup Mojiti and used its platform for the basis of the product.

Hulu gives advertisers an opportunity to associate their brands with its online video content. And, through the Hulu Plus subscription service, advertisers can extend their reach to the users of Hulu Plus enabled devices on market today.

Funding Rounds (3) - $683M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Aug, 2016$583M / Private Equity1
Apr, 2009undisclosed amount / Undisclosed1
Aug, 2007$100M / Private Equity1

Investors (3)

Current Team (21)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Products (2)

  • Hulu's mission is to help people find and enjoy the world's premium video content when, where and how they want it.
  • Hulu Plus™ lets you watch hit current and back season TV shows and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited advertising.

Competitors (8)

  • Camsta is an internet TV network that gives worldwide viewers direct access to exclusive and live streaming video contents.
  • FilmOn is an internet-based television provider.
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  • ivi.ru is a Russian online video streaming service that offers legal, license-length content.
  • Kinoflix is a development stage Internet Television Network which seeks to introduce global audiences to a completely new user experience ne
  • Modern-Feed enables users to find and view legal TV shows, movies and other online programs.
  • Netflix enables user to watch TV shows and movies on smart TVs, gaming consoles, PCs, Macs, mobiles, tablets, and so on.
  • YouTube, a video-sharing platform, allows users to upload, view and share videos, including movie and music clips and amateur content.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    12312 W. Olympic Blvd.

    Los Angeles, California 90064

    United States

Past Team (29)


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