Wistia Inc.

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Wistia Inc.
File:Wistia logo.svg
Private
ISIN🆔
IndustrySoftware, SaaS
Founded 📆June 6, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-06-06)[1][2]
Founders 👔Chris Savage, Brendan Schwartz
Headquarters 🏙️,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
,
United States
Area served 🗺️
Worldwide
Products 📟 Wistia, Soapbox
Servicesvideo hosting, video recording
Members
Number of employees
112 (2020)[3]
🌐 Websitewistia.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Wistia Inc. is a video-software company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[4] Wistia provides video-hosting services for businesses.[5]

History[edit]

Wistia was founded in 2006 by Brendan Schwartz and Chris Savage.[6] The two founders met at Brown University, where Chris was a film student and Brendan was a computer engineering major.[7] Wistia's first client was a medical devices company.[7][8]

Funding[edit]

In 2018, Wistia raised $17 million[9][10] worth of debt financing from Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private-equity firm.[6]

Wistia also raised $200,000 in debt in 2009.[11] Previously, the company raised $1.4 million in two rounds from angel investors, in 2008 and 2010.[6] Angel investors include Renesys CEO Ashton Peery.[12]

In 2018, Wistia reported annual revenue of $32M.[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2018, G2 Crowd named Wistia one of the 25 best companies in Boston.[13] In 2017, it was named one of the top company cultures in America by Entrepreneur magazine.[14]

References[edit]

  1. https://wistia.com/about
  2. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wistia#section-overview
  3. "Wistia Company Profile". Craft. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  4. Ditch the Venture Model, Say Founders Who Buy Out Early Investors to Make a Clear Break. The Wall Street Journal. Accessed 2018-10-02.
  5. "Company Overview of Wistia, Inc". Bloomberg. Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Crunchbase
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sal Daher (9 May 2018). "Wistia's Remarkable Culture". Angel Invest Boston (Podcast). Angel Invest Boston. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. Cruz, Victor. "Online Video Sharing and Collaboration Speeds Up Medical Device Development". ECN Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Geron, Tomio (2018-07-17). "Ditch the Venture Model, Say Founders Who Buy Out Early Investors to Make a Clear Break". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  10. O'Brien, Kelly J. (2018-07-18). "Video startup Wistia to buy out investors with $17M in debt". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  11. Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities, item 06 Acc-no:0001473673-10-000001 (Report). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 2010-03-24.
  12. "Ashton Peery". CB Insights. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  13. Martin, Dylan (2018-01-17). "Here Are the Best Boston Software Companies, According to G2". BostInno. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  14. Staff, Entrepreneur (2017-02-17). "Medium-Sized Companies: The Best Company Cultures in 2017". Entrepreneur. web. Retrieved 2018-10-03.


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