Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. Consumers, businesses, marketers, and photographers around the world use Animoto to turn content they already have into videos that stand out in a video-first world.

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HQNew York, US
Size (employees)124 (est)
Animoto was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Animoto

Brad Jefferson

Brad Jefferson

CEO & Co-Founder
Jason Hsiao

Jason Hsiao

Co-Founder & President
Jonas Gerber

Jonas Gerber

VP Business Development
Alex Beskin

Alex Beskin

Head of Analytics
Paul Yokota

Paul Yokota

Director of Product Management
Rebecca Brooks

Rebecca Brooks

Director, Communications
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Animoto Office Locations

Animoto has offices in New York and San Francisco
New York, US (HQ)
440 Lafayette St.
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Animoto Financials and Metrics

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Animoto total Funding

$30 m

Animoto latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

7 years ago

Animoto investors

Animoto's latest funding round in June 2011 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Animoto has raised $30 m
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Animoto Operating Metrics

Animoto's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 1 m in Jun, 2018.
Jan, 2014Jun, 2018

Enterprise Customers

1 m

Patent Applications


Patents Issued


Paying Customers

40 k
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Animoto Online and Social Media Presence

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Animoto News and Updates

Animoto Releases 2018 State of Social Video Consumer and Marketer Trends Report

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, released its 2018 State of Social Video: Consumer Trends Report and its accompanying 2018 State of Social Video: Marketer Trends Report. These two releases...

Animoto Selects New Vice President of Marketing

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, today announced that Edward Angstadt has joined their executive team. Mr. Angstadt is the most recent addition to Animoto's leadership team after Michelle...

Animoto and Getty Images Partnership Addresses the Growing Video Needs of Businesses

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, today launched an integration with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications. Now fortified with a robust, searchable library of Getty Images...

Virtual Tour Software Market 2018: Overview, Industry Top Manufactures, Size, Growth Analysis, Trend, Forecast year 2023 And Top Key Players like - Roundme, Animoto, iStaging, Cadsoft, ThingLink, 3DVista

Virtual tour software for real estate and tourism marketing. A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of videos or still images. This comprehensive Virtual Tour Software research report includes a brief on these trends that can help the businesses operat…

Animoto hack exposes personal information, geolocation data

Animoto, a cloud-based video maker service for social media sites, has revealed a data breach. The breach occurred on July 10 but was confirmed by the company in early August, and later reported to the California attorney general. Names, dates of birth, and user email addresses were accessed by hack…
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Animoto Blogs

2018 Holiday Social Marketing Trends [Infographic]

This holiday season, businesses are gearing up for success on social media. And with good reason: holiday marketing drives results. In our 2018 State of Social Video Marketer Trends report,…

7 Shots You Need to Capture for Your Event Videos

This is a guest post by Rachel Grate, content strategist and editor at Eventbrite. A great event marketing video is like any other visual narrative — to tell the right…

4 Pro Tips for Searching Animoto’s Getty Images Library

Have you checked out our library of over 1 million photos and video clips from Getty Images? Added to Animoto Professional and Business accounts earlier this year, this new collection…

5 Tools & Apps for Eye-Catching Video Effects

Standing out in a crowded news feed can be tough. That’s why it’s important to craft your videos in a way that draws attention right from the start. Animoto’s Chief…

3 Event Video Ideas (Plus Eventbrite Templates)

According to Eventbrite’s annual survey, 57 percent of events didn’t use video in 2018. However, of those that did, 94 percent said it was effective. Video can be a highly…

Your 2018 Holiday Marketing Calendar

No matter how busy we are, no matter how suddenly it seems that they appear, sure enough, year after year, the holidays arrive on time. So in that spirit, we’ve…
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Animoto Company Life and Culture

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Animoto Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Animoto founded?

    Animoto was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Animoto key executives?

    Animoto's key executives are Brad Jefferson, Jason Hsiao and Jonas Gerber.

  • How many employees does Animoto have?

    Animoto has 124 employees.

  • Who are Animoto competitors?

    Competitors of Animoto include TechSmith, Wibbitz and WeVideo.

  • Where is Animoto headquarters?

    Animoto headquarters is located at 440 Lafayette St., New York.

  • Where are Animoto offices?

    Animoto has offices in New York and San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Animoto have?

    Animoto has 2 offices.