Type of site
|Video hosting service|
Los Angeles, California,
|Launched||January 22, 2014|
|Current status||Closed since December 15, 2017|
Vidme was a video hosting service that was launched to the public in 2014.
The company was founded in 2014 by Warren Shaeffer and Alex Benzer in Los Angeles, California, and was originally called Viddme. After gaining in popularity, Viddme purchased the domain for Vidme and changed its name.
In April 2015, the site received a $3.2 million Series A round of funding. Investors in the seed round included, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, First Round, Lowercase Capital, SV Angel, Mucker Capital and Launchpad. As of April 2015, Vidme had 30 million uniques per month. The following year, it received a $6 million round.
On December 1, 2017, after nearly four years of operation, Vidme announced it would shut down on December 15. Vidme stopped accepting new uploads or new members at that time. The site's closure was due, according to the company, to not finding a sustainable model and due to an increase in competition.
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- Shaeffer, Warren (1 December 2017). "Goodbye for now". Vidme. Retrieved 7 December 2017 – via Medium.
- Shah, Saqib (4 December 2017). "Vidme's YouTube-meets-Reddit video service is no more". Engadget. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- vidme.com — Vid.me home page
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