YouTube is a video sharing platform, allowing users to upload, view and share videos including movie, music clips and amateur content. It offers a variety of features, including playback, uploading, quality and 3D video viewing. The platform also provides users with the ability to view its videos on web pages outside their website. YouTube is predominantly an ad-supported platform, but also offers rental options for a growing number of movie titles.

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San Bruno, US
YouTube was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Bruno, US
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Key People/Management at YouTube

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Robert Kyncl

Robert Kyncl

Head of Content & Business Operations
Danielle Tiedt

Danielle Tiedt

Manuel Bronstein

Manuel Bronstein

VP Product
Pawan Agarwal

Pawan Agarwal

Head of Music Partnership for India and South Asia Region
Neal Mohan

Neal Mohan

Chief Product Officer
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YouTube Office Locations

YouTube has offices in Laguna Niguel, London, San Bruno, Minato and in 6 other locations
San Bruno, US (HQ)
901 Cherry Ave
New York, US
75 9th Ave
Bom Retiro, BR
1121 Rua Solon
Toronto, CA
230 Richmond St E
Paris, FR
8 Rue de Londres
Berlin, DE
26 Oberlandstraße
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YouTube Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$11.5 m


In total, YouTube had raised $11.5 m. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google

YouTube Revenue

YouTube's revenue was reported to be $9 b in Y, 2015 which is a 125% increase from the previous period.
USDY, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015


3 b4 b9 b

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YouTube Operating Metrics

Dec, 2005Feb, 2006Jul, 2006Dec, 2007May, 2008Oct, 2008Jul, 2009May, 2010May, 2011Jan, 2012May, 2012May, 2013Nov, 2014Jul, 2015Sep, 2016Jun, 2017Jul, 2017Oct, 2017

Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute

8 13 15 24 35 48 60 72 100 300 400

Daily Video Views

8 m15 m100 m1 b1.20 b2 b3 b4 b4.95 b

Average time spent on YouTube per mobile session, minutes

15 40

Monthly Active Users

20 m45 m900 m1.50 b1.50 b
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Human Capital Metrics

YouTube's employees are reported to be approximately 30% female and 70% male.
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YouTube Online and Social Media Presence

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YouTube News and Updates

YouTube Studio Gets New Tools to Help Creators and Marketers Succeed on Platform

Millions of people watch YouTube everyday and Google has created new features to connect with this audience.

Watch a Damaged Porsche Panamera Get Repaired

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How to watch Shark Week 2018 live without cable

Discovery is one of the more difficult cable channels to find on streaming platforms. Here are a few that offer it. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the living room, Shark Week is back. I’ll admit I really didn’t know what that was until recently. Is it a spinoff of the Sharknado fran…

This YouTube video shows what it's like to play 'Fortnite' on an 80-foot IMAX screen

When you have a chance to play video games in an IMAX theater, you take it.  That's what Lewis Hilsenteger of the Unbox Therapy YouTube channel did in a video posted on Friday.  Normally, you'd play Fortnite and other games on your TV with a games console, like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Or per…

YouTube is growing like a startup — these two charts show the 12-year-old site's stunning surge (GOOGL, FB)

  By the standards of the tech industry, 12-year-old YouTube is middle aged. But lately, it's been growing like a newborn. The value the streaming video site is delivering to marketers in terms of ad impressions and traffic to their sites is surging. That's paying off in a big way for the Google-ow…

The rise of KSI, the 25-year-old millionaire who's fighting Logan Paul after inventing YouTube boxing matches

You're only going to hear more about KSI over the next month. The 25-year-old British YouTube star is facing off against one of the biggest and most controversial vloggers on the planet: Logan Paul. The two will duke it out at a boxing match at Manchester Arena in August, which has a 21,000 capacit…
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YouTube Company Life and Culture

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