Known as The Simple Image Sharer, Imgur provides a fast and easy service for sharing images with the Internet. The company offers free image hosting, paid Pro subscriptions, and a robust API. The site also features the Imgur Gallery, a real time collection of the most popular images being circulated on the Internet. Founder, Alan Schaaf, launched Imgur in February of 2009 when he was a Junior at Ohio University. The site immediately gained favor with users of social media sites and online communities due to its ease of use, anonymous uploads and unlimited bandwidth restrictions.
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
83 (est)-1%
Imgur was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Imgur

Alan Schaaf

Alan Schaaf

Cherry Barratt

Cherry Barratt

Director of Marketing
Matt Strader

Matt Strader

Member, Board of Directors and Advisor
Steve Patrizi

Steve Patrizi

VP Marketing & Sales
Jonathan Greenglass

Jonathan Greenglass

Head of Finance & Operations

Imgur Office Locations

Imgur has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
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Imgur Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$40 m

Latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago


Imgur's latest funding round in April 2014 was reported to be $40 m. In total, Imgur has raised $40 m
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Imgur Operating Metrics

Imgur's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 250 m in Nov, 2017.
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Monthly Active Users

150 m250 m
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Imgur News and Updates

Imgur reveals major data breach

Photo-sharing site is the latest to admit to hack that saw email addresses and password of 1.7m users stolen back in 2014.

Photo Of Gal Gadot's Husband Wearing 'Wonderful' Shirt Goes Viral

A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:12am PST Yaron Versano has a pretty super wife. Gal Gadot told Glamour she met her businessman husband at a “very strange party in the Israeli desert.” “It was all about yoga, chakras, and eating healthy — we didn’t exac…

Little girl thinks this bride is the princess from her favorite book, and it's adorable

A toddler on a walk with her mother in Seattle in February mistook a bride for a storybook princess. Newlyweds Shandace and Scott Robertson were taking wedding photos in February when they encountered Kelsey Edwards and her daughter, who were walking back from a cupcake treat. SEE ALSO: Two lucky …
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