Acquired by on August 6, 2010
Total Equity Funding
$78M in 4 Rounds from 8 Investors
San Francisco, California
Slide enables users to create and personalize widgets and use them on social networks, blogs and desktops.
Photography, Developer Tools, Software, Public Relations

Company Details


Slide, founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, makes widgets that help people express themselves. The company took a big risk in 2006 when they gave users the ability to auto-insert slide shows into their MySpace pages and blasting bulletins out to all their friends. They did this by asking users to hand over their MySpace credentials, and doing all the hard work for them. This is a clear violation of MySpace's terms of service, though, and most people expected Slide to receive a cease and desist letter and/or get access turned off. But that never happened, and Slide's big bet has paid off. Slide has since evolved to offer a number of widgets. Users create and personalize widgets on Slide.com and can then use them on social networks, blogs and desktops.

According to comScore Slide has more than 117 million unique monthly viewers. Slide also claims more than 200,000 new Slide Shows are added to the Slide Network each day.

Funding Rounds (4) - $78M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2008$50M / Series D2
Nov, 2006$20M / Series C4
Jul, 2005$8M / Series B4
Jan, 2005undisclosed amount / Series A2

Products (1)

  • Slide initially focused on MySpace, but now their widgets can be used on a number of sites including Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Xanga, Tagged and

Competitors (11)

  • Animoto allows users to create professional-quality video.
  • Facebook is an online social networking service that enables its users to connect with friends and family as well as make new connections.
  • Flektor is a mash-up platform that enables consumers to create, remix, and share photos and videos on the internet.
  • Gydget provides marketing solutions that enable bands, sports teams, and celebrities to reach fans via social networks.
  • LabPixies develops personalized web gadgets, including entertainment gadgets such as games and music, and utilities such as search tools.
  • Social Network Advertising Web solutions
  • Mixercast allows users to create embeddable slide show widgets.
  • Mugsho is a widget that allows your visitors to take distorted snapshots (similar to a photo-booth).

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    301 Brannan Street

    6th Floor

    San Francisco, California 94107

    United States

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