Link Silicon Valley
The fastest way to connect to the people, companies and capital of Silicon Valley
Free 30 Day Trial Account
Sign Up | Log In
Search
ACQUIRED COMPANY
 
My Lists

YouTube  Acquired by Google (2006 $ 1,650,000,000 )

San Bruno, CA
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital)
Advisory board: Chad Hurley (YouTube Former CEO)
Company

Business description: YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. Prior to YouTube, there was no easy way for individuals to share video on the Web. Dealing with hundreds of multimedia formats, massive file sizes and difficult uploading methods made sharing personal video clips on the Web a daunting task for even the most tech-savvy individual. With its revolutionary technology, YouTube has given people the ability to easily, upload, tag and share video clips through youtube.com, across the Internet, and through email as well as to create their own personal video network. YouTube currently delivers more than 100 million video views every day with 65,000 new videos uploaded daily and it has quickly become the leading destination on the Internet for video entertainment.
Partners include: BBC CBS G4 NBC Sony BMG Music Entertainment Universal Music Group Warner Music Group ;  CondeNet;  National Hockey League ;  NBA
Capital

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Apr 2006   Nov 2005
Capital raised: 11.5M
Last Round: 8.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Google (2006 $ 1,650,000,000 )
VCs include: Sequoia Capital
Angels/other VCs: Steve Chen (Nom)

Last Tweets


 

Last Mentions


Overview
Record updated: Mar 2011
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2005
Headcount: 601-700 as of Mar 2011
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Apr 2006   Nov 2005
Capital Raised: 11.5M
Last Round: 8.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Google (2006 $ 1,650,000,000 )