Riffsy’s GIF Keyboard is the easiest way to share and discover animated GIFs and videos on mobile. Launched in the fall of 2014, Riffsy has grown to millions of users and billions of GIF and video views per month by tapping into the growing wave of visual expression pioneered by emoji. But unlike a static set of emoji, users build their own personal language of GIFs and videos on Riffsy that taps into their interests and popular culture.

GIFs are evolving into a visual language that instantly conveys a broad range of emotions, aspirations, and interests in conversation. GIFs are ideal for the mobile experience because mobile has shrunk attention spans an order of magnitude; 3-5 seconds is the new 3-5 minutes. 

Riffsy's vision to create a personal visual expression language that taps into the global consciousness.
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$13.5 M

Latest funding size

$10 M

Time since last funding

about 1 year


Redpoint Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, Initial Capital, John Riccitiello, Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Signia Venture Partners

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