Giphy

Giphy is an online platform that allows users to search, create, and share GIFs and animated stickers. Read more

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Giphy

Giphy is an online platform that allows users to search, create, and share GIFs and animated stickers. Read more

Alex Chung's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of Giphy

Co-Founder & CEO

Alex Chung

CEO Approval Rating

90/100

Founded:

2012

Status:

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Tenor, Inc. is the top competitor of Giphy. Tenor, Inc. was founded in 2013, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, California. Like Giphy, Tenor, Inc. also operates in the Internet Software field. Tenor, Inc. has 42 fewer employees than Giphy.

Gfycat is seen as one of Giphy's top competitors. Gfycat was founded in Palo Alto, California} in 2013. Like Giphy, Gfycat also works within the Internet Software field. Compared to Giphy, Gfycat generates $800K less revenue.

Imgur is Giphy's #3 rival. Imgur's headquarters is in San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2009. Like Giphy, Imgur also operates in the Application Software sector. Imgur generates 150% of Giphy's revenue.

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Giphy Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Imoji

Mar 2017

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undisclosed
Imoji develops a web platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging communities.

These are all the companies that Giphy has acquired. Giphy's latest acquisition was Imoji in Mar 2017. Imoji develops a web platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging communities.

Giphy Funding History

Since Giphy was founded in 2012, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Giphy has raised $147.5M. Giphy's last funding round was on Dec 2017 for a total of $1.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Equity
Dec 2017
$1M
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Series D
Oct 2016
$72M
Series C
Feb 2016
$55M
Series B
Jan 2015
$17M
Series A
Apr 2014
$2.5M

Since Giphy was founded in 2012, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Giphy has raised $147.5M. Giphy's last funding round was on Dec 2017 for a total of $1.0M

Giphy Investments

No recent investments found related to Giphy

These are all the companies that Giphy has invested in. Giphy's latest investment was Imoji in Mar 2017. Imoji develops a web platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging communities.

Giphy News

March 29, 2021Business Insider

The UK Competition Authority accused Facebook of monopolizing the global supply of GIFs on purchasing Giphy

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has highlighted "competition concerns" after Facebook's mu... See more »
March 26, 2021The Hindu

UK gives Facebook, Giphy five days to address competition concerns

It found that Giphy, once a rival to Facebook in digital ads through paid sponsorships outside the UK... See more »
March 25, 2021CNBC

Facebook's acquisition of Giphy raises competition concerns, U.K. watchdog says

A U.K. regulator has found that Facebook's acquisition of GIF website Giphy raises competition concer... See more »
March 25, 2021City A.M.

Facebook's Giphy takeover could harm Gif supply, watchdog warns

The competition watchdog has given Facebook and Giphy five working days to address concerns their mer... See more »
March 11, 2021Adweek

Giphy Adds Hire Me Button

Giphy introduced a Hire Me Button Thursday to make it easier for brands and professionals to locate a... See more »
January 28, 2021CNBC

UK regulator launches probe into Facebook's purchase of Giphy

The watchdog is assessing whether the Facebook-Giphy deal will reduce competition in the supply of vi... See more »
December 8, 2020CNET

GIPHY's most viewed GIFs of 2020 only include one dumpster fire - CNET

The top GIFs of the year focus around peace, love and gratitude. And garbage.... See more »

Giphy Blogs

April 3, 2019Giphy Blog

S M I L E What do you think of the brand new trailer for Joker...

S M I L E What do you think of the brand new trailer for Joker (2019)? More GIFs here. ... See more »
April 2, 2019Giphy Blog

Whatever It Takes.GIFs from the newest Avengers: Endgame teaser...

Whatever It Takes.GIFs from the newest Avengers: Endgame teaser trailer on GIPHY.... See more »
April 1, 2019Giphy Blog

Victoria Monét just dropped a fun new track called "Monopoly"...

Victoria Monét just dropped a fun new track called "Monopoly" with her BFF Ariana Grande.It's... See more »
April 1, 2019Giphy Blog

Have you ever thought to yourself: "I want to share my...

Have you ever thought to yourself: "I want to share my life with someone who appreciates and loves th... See more »
March 29, 2019Giphy Blog

Rest in Peace, Agnès Varda. Thank you for your art. We're...

Rest in Peace, Agnès Varda. Thank you for your art. We're celebrating the life and legacy of a... See more »
March 29, 2019Giphy Blog

BTS dropped a trailer for their upcoming album "Map of the...

BTS dropped a trailer for their upcoming album "Map of the Soul: Persona" featuring RM. We've gathere... See more »

Giphy Press Releases

April 20, 2016PR Newswire

Snaps Announces First-Ever Partnership with GIPHY

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Snaps, the first brand marketing platform for mobile messagi... See more »
January 29, 2015PR NEWSWIRE

GIPHY Grows 20X+ in Less Than 24 Months, Serves Over 3BN GIFs per Month, Raises $17 Million in Series B Funding

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GIPHY, Inc., the world's largest GIF search engine, announced... See more »

Giphy Videos

November 30, 2020Giphy Youtube Channel

"GIPHY "Be Animated" Promo Spot" on YOUTUBE

November 30, 2020Giphy Youtube Channel

"Extreme Garden 4K" on YOUTUBE

August 11, 2020Giphy Youtube Channel

"Introducing: GIPHY Backdrop" on YOUTUBE

April 28, 2020Giphy Youtube Channel

"Beauty ASMR ft. Manny MUA!" on YOUTUBE

January 28, 2020Giphy Youtube Channel

"Behind-the-GIFs: ProBowl 2020" on YOUTUBE

November 19, 2019Giphy Youtube Channel

"Brittany Broski x GIPHY" on YOUTUBE

October 16, 2019Giphy Youtube Channel

"Introducing: GIPHY Arcade!" on YOUTUBE

Social Media

Giphy Headquarters

416 W 13th Street Suite 203

New York, New York10014

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Giphy Summary

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Overview

Giphy is an online platform that allows users to search, create, and share GIFs and animated stickers. Giphy was founded in 2012. Giphy's headquarters is located in New York, New York, USA 10014. It has raised 147.5M in 5 rounds. The latest round was ...

CEO

Giphy's Co-Founder & CEO, Alex Chung, currently has an approval rating of 90%. Giphy's primary competitors are Tenor, Inc., Gfycat & Imgur.

Website

giphy.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Giphy

  1. When was Giphy founded?

    Giphy was founded in 2012
  2. Who is Giphy's CEO?

    Giphy's CEO is Alex Chung
  3. How much revenue does Giphy generate?

    Giphy generates $5M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Giphy have?

    Giphy has historically raised $147.5M in funding
  1. Where is Giphy's headquarters?

    Giphy's headquarters is in New York New York, USA
  2. How many employees does Giphy have?

    Giphy has 100 employees
  3. What sector does Giphy operate in?

    Giphy is in Internet Software, Application Software
  4. Who are Giphy's competitors?

    Giphy's top competitors are Tenor, Inc., Gfycat, Imgur