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.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
86 (est)+5%
Imgur was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People 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

Imgur Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$40 m

Latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


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

Imgur Operating Metrics

Imgur's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 150 m in 2016
Y, 2016

Monthly Active Users

150 m

Traffic Overview of Imgur

Imgur Online and Social Media Presence

Imgur News and Updates

The 13 most mind-boggling photos and GIFs on Imgur this year

It's that time of year — the time to look back and reflect on the roller coaster of 2016. But we're here to peer back into a place known for celebrating the oddities of the internet. We're talking, of course, about Imgur.  Imgur is self-described as "the internet's super en…

Imgur unveils new app features so you can finally chat with users

The internet's beloved image sharing community is getting some swanky new features. On Tuesday, the Imgur team announced via a blog post that a few of their most highly requested features will finally be available in the Imgur app, with some improvements to the desktop site as well. This means t…

Imgur matures into a meme social network with chat and following

 There should be a term for how, given enough time, every social app adds a chat feature. Maybe “Carson’s Law”, named after Johnny Carson, the king of chit-chat on late night TV. Well, Imgur’s time has come. Read More

$200 million startup Imgur cut 15 percent of its staff months after Reddit built a competitor

Imgur, home to "the most awesome images on the internet," has had a tough year.  In late May, Reddit ditched Imgur after making its own photo-uploading tool, even though Imgur had long been the popular repository for the funny images that make up Reddit. A few months later i…

Imgur’s Alan Schaaf will speak fluent ‘geek’ with VB Engage at Web Summit

VB Engage — VentureBeat’s brutally honest marketing podcast — is going “live” on stage at Web Summit for the very first time in November, and our guest of honor will be none other than Alan Schaaf, CEO and cofounder of the phenom that is Imgur. For those that don’t know (and we’re sure that’s around…

This Imgur post will make you want an old-school mechanical keyboard

For all our fancy slim laptops and touchscreen devices, some people still prefer the click-clack of a good-old mechical keyboard. Imgurian NuPlsStahp took the time to extensively detail why mechanical keyboards are (still) awesome. First is a primer on what differentiates mechanical keyboards from t…
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