Acquired by on July 12, 2010
Total Equity Funding
$17.2M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
New York, New York
Motionbox is a video sharing service providing video format support and online space for sharing high-definition personal videos.
Video Editing, Video Streaming, Video

Company Details


Motionbox is a video sharing service with a lot of other cool and impressive features. Motionbox doesn't have a client uploader like Crackle (formerly Grouper) and VideoEgg. Users must upload the full video files to the service. Like YouTube, Motionbox transcodes files to flash to reduce file size and standardize viewing. But they also store the original files and allow users (and those authorized) to download those files and/or purchase DVDs with the files.

Video editing is a pleasure on Motionbox. When editing a video, Motionbox breaks it down visually into frames. Users can edit the file extensively, including linking several video files and removing any portions of files. Mashups with other users' public or shared videos can also be created using Motionbox's extensive editing features.

All of these changes can be pushed back to the original quality files for downloading or DVD burning. Like YouTube and other services, Motionbox allows tagging of video files. But they also allow deep tagging of parts of video files. Users can open a file, select a portion of the video, and tag it. Viewers are able to skip right to that clip of the video by clicking on the tag. Longer videos can now easily be broken down into linkable pieces.

Motionbox began supporting high definition video in March 2008.

Some competitors/similar companies include: Crackle (formerly Grouper), Youtube, VideoEgg, DailyMotion, and MetaCafe.

Funding Rounds (3) - $17.2M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2009$6M / Series C3
Dec, 2007$7M / Series B3
Sep, 2006$4.2M / Series A3

Acquisitions (1)

Oct 8, 2009Unknown

Current Team (4)


Products (2)


Competitors (4)

  • Crackle is a multi-platform video entertainment network and studio, distributing movies, TV shows and programs in users’ favorite genres.
  • Veoh is an Internet TV service enabling viewers to discover, watch and personalize their online viewing experience.
  • Viddyou offers a custom-built video service that allows individuals to archive and express their life in short videos.
  • 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

    80 Broad St

    28th Floor

    New York, New York 10004

    United States

Past Team (7)


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