YouTube's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

YouTube is an online video platform that allows to discover, watch and share videos.

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Susan Wojcicki's photo - CEO of YouTube

CEO

Susan Wojcicki

CEO Approval Rating

86/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

02/2005

Headquarters:

San BrunoCalifornia

Status:

Product/Brand/ServiceIndependent Company of Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Industry Sector:

Internet Software

Digital Marketing & Publishing

IT Services

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

Netflix is seen as one of YouTube's biggest rivals. Netflix was founded in 1997 in Los Gatos, California. Netflix operates in the Movies & Entertainment industry. Netflix generates $2.4B less revenue than YouTube.

Hulu is one of YouTube's top competitors. Hulu was founded in 2007, and its headquarters is in Santa Monica, California. Hulu operates in the Broadcasting industry. Hulu has 729 more employees than YouTube.

Vimeo is one of YouTube's top rivals. Vimeo was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in New York, New York. Like YouTube, Vimeo also operates in the Internet Software space. Vimeo generates $19.9B less revenue vs. YouTube.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Susan Wojcicki

CEO

- -
1,121
$8M
$20B
1

Reed Hastings

Chairman & CEO

84/100
7,100
$1.9B
$17.6B
2

Randy Freer

CEO

83/100
1,850
$100M
$1.8B
3

Anjali Sud

CEO

81/100
550
- -
$50M
4

Daniel Ek

Chairman & CEO

69/100
3,651
$11.3B
$6.8B
5

David Nevins

Chairman & CEO

67/100
1,050
- -
$986M
6

Jeffrey A. Hirsch

President & CEO

82/100
1,500
$125M
$3.7B
7

CEO

- -
2,488
$921.2M
$1.5B
8

Maxime Saada

Chairman & CEO

72/100
370
$68.9M
$27.2M
9

CEO

- -
1,000,000
- -
$1.7B
10

Andy Forssell

CEO

72/100
50
$7.8M
$75M

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
BandPage, Inc.

Feb 2016

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$8M
BandPage operates an online platform for musicians to share music, videos, photos and touring schedules.
Vidmaker

Dec 2014

Source »
undisclosed
Vidmaker develops online video editing tool.

These are all the companies that YouTube has acquired. YouTube has acquired 2 companies and its latest acquisition was BandPage, Inc. in Feb 2016. BandPage operates an online platform for musicians to share music, videos, photos and touring schedules.

YouTube Funding History

Since YouTube was founded in 02/2005, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total YouTube has raised $8.0M. YouTube's funding round was on Apr 2006 for a total of $8.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Unattributed
Apr 2006
$8M

Sequoia Capital

Total Funding: $8M

Since YouTube was founded in 02/2005, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total YouTube has raised $8.0M. YouTube's funding round was on Apr 2006 for a total of $8.0M

Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Vevo is an online platform that curates and provides music and live performance video contents on Youtube.
-
Jul 03, 2013
Unattributed
-

These are all the companies that YouTube has invested in. YouTube has invested 2 companies and its latest investment was BandPage, Inc. in Feb 2016. BandPage operates an online platform for musicians to share music, videos, photos and touring schedules.

YouTube News

October 16, 2019TechCrunch

YouTube partners with Merchbar to sell music artists' swag underneath videos

YouTube is partnering with Merchbar on a new integration that will allow artists to sell their offici... See more »
October 16, 2019USA Science News

How to watch YouTube movies for free on desktop or mobile, in the 'Free to watch' section of YouTube Movies

You can watch YouTube movies for free in the "Free to watch" section on a computer or mobile device. ... See more »
October 16, 2019MarketScreener

Stand-Up YouTube Channel

(marketscreener.com) Live Stream Begins on Thursday, October 17 at 11:00 p.m. ET and Leads Up to the ... See more »
October 16, 2019MarTech Today

YouTube to end support for third-party pixels early 2020

Support will end once Nielsen, comScore and other measurement system integrations with Ads Data Hub a... See more »
October 16, 2019Business Insider

How to share a YouTube playlist with a link to view or collaborate, so multiple users can add videos to a playlist

ShutterstockIt's possible to share a YouTube playlist in two different ways. You can share a YouTube ... See more »
October 16, 2019Business Insider India

The streaming wars could help internet-TV bundles from Hulu and YouTube, but AT&T and Dish may need to overhaul their strategies to benefit

New SVOD services like Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus could toss the internet's pay-TV bundles a lifel... See more »
October 16, 2019Engadget

Nike opens NBA season with YouTube-themed Kevin Durant sneakers

As the 2019-2020 NBA season gets ready to tip off on October 22nd, Nike has unveiled new colors of it... See more »

YouTube Blogs

YouTube Press Releases

March 6, 2019accesswire

YouTube Protects Hate Speech And Incitement To Violence Against LGBTQ Community - By Removing MEMRI TV Clip Exposing Canadian Imam Who Calls 'To Stone These People To Death'

WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / March 6, 2019 / YouTube is protecting hate speech and incitement to vio... See more »
February 12, 2019MarketersMedia

YouTube Views And Subscribers Company Instant Views Updated Website

Instant Views offers the latest information about increasing YouTube presence. The website details a ... See more »
January 12, 2019freePRnow

Increase YouTube Subscribers & Video Views With This WordPress Marketing & Lead Generation Tool From

A new YouTube video marketing tool has been launched by Lee Cole, called Tube POSTR. It works with an... See more »
December 3, 2018PR Daily

YouTube and Instagram Stories offer more interaction and targeted content

Communicators can use the features to enhance influencer marketing campaigns, increase social media e... See more »
November 28, 2018PR Newswire

YouTube and Powtoon Join Forces to Bring Video Ad Creation to the Masses

LONDON, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Powtoon, the leading web-based video creation platform, is part... See more »
November 1, 2018BizPR

Prime 5 Advantages On the Online YouTube Downloader

Download your favourite music for offline enjoyment Your almost certainly prefer to listen to your fa... See more »
October 31, 2018Business Press 24

Gaming Channel Vanburen20 Posts Unbiased Reviews of Nintendo Games - Hosts Live Tournaments

YouTube channel Vanburen20 has launched a large selection of completely unbiased reviews for various ... See more »

YouTube Videos

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Overview

YouTube is an online video platform that allows users to discover, watch, and share videos. It is a video sharing website that has its headquarters in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and...

CEO

YouTube's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, currently has an approval rating of 86%. YouTube's primary competitors are Netflix, Hulu & Vimeo.

Website

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Frequently Asked Questions about YouTube

  1. When was YouTube founded?

    YouTube was founded in 02/2005
  2. Who is YouTube's CEO?

    YouTube's CEO is Susan Wojcicki
  3. How much revenue does YouTube generate?

    YouTube generates $20B in revenue
  4. How much funding does YouTube have?

    YouTube has historically raised $8M in funding
  5. Where is YouTube's headquarters?

    YouTube's headquarters is in San Bruno California, USA
  1. How many employees does YouTube have?

    YouTube has 1,121 employees
  2. What sector does YouTube operate in?

    YouTube is in Internet Software, Digital Marketing & Publishing, IT Services
  3. Who are YouTube's competitors?

    YouTube's top competitors are Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo
  4. Who has YouTube invested in?

    YouTube's has invested in companies such as Vevo