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)125 (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

8 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 Partners with LinkedIn Marketing Solutions to Facilitate Video Creation for Marketers

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, announced that they have joined the LinkedIn Marketing Partner program. Animoto has released six new video templates that they created in collaboration with...

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

How to Save Instagram Videos

We recently shared a post detailing how to post a video on Instagram. But when it comes to Instagram video, lots of people are interested in how to save Instagram…

How to Post a Video on Instagram

Images may be the most common post type on Instagram but, according to a recent study from social media analytics tool quintly, videos get up to 21% more interactions. If…

5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Needs Video

If you’re not using video marketing on social media yet, there’s no time like the present to get started. Video is an effective tool for driving brand awareness, engagement, traffic,…

Social Video Trends: What Marketers Say vs. What They Do [Infographic]

By now, marketers have seen the power of social video in action and are eager to reap the benefits. We dove into our State of Social Video Trends Report to…

The Complete Guide to Video Marketing

You’ve heard you should be using video marketing for your business. But what is it? Why should you be using it? And how and where can you start using video…

20+ Video Ideas for 2019: Business, Life, and Beyond

We’ve got a New Year’s resolution for you! Make 2019 the year you get the absolute most out of your Animoto account. There are so many ways to use video…
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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 125 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.