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TypePrivately held
  • Rudy Adler
  • Jonathan Good
  • Brett Huneycutt
Defunct2013 (2013)
FateAcquired by Ancestry.com
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, United States

1000Memories was a website that let people organize, share, and discover old photos and memories and to set up family trees.[1] It was shut down in late 2013 after an acquisition by Ancestry.com.[2]


The company was based out of San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2010 after co-founders Brett Huneycutt and Jonathan Good left McKinsey, and co-founder Rudy Adler left Wieden+Kennedy. Huneycutt and Adler met in elementary school and had previously co-founded the Border Film Project. Huneycutt and Good met as Rhodes Scholars.[3]

1000Memories was originally funded by Y Combinator, and has received $2.5 million in funding from Greylock Partners. Additional investors included Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, Ron Conway, Caterina Fake, Mike Maples, and Chris Sacca, among others.[4]

In the fall of 2012, 1000Memories was acquired by Ancestry.com for an undisclosed sum.[5]


  1. ^ "1000memories Expands Beyond Digital Memorials, Becomes A Facebook For The Past - TechCrunch, September 27, 2011". Retrieved 2011-10-06.
  2. ^ Ancestry.com acquires 1000memories Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine, 1000 Memories weblog. Retrieved 2013-10-22
  3. ^ "1000Memories Confronts Death by Celebrating Lives - Xconomy, August 16, 2010". Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  4. ^ "Funding for 1000Memories - A Nod to the Power of Digital Memories - Read Write Web, February 16, 2011". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-10-06.
  5. ^ "Ancestry.com Acquires Photo Digitization And Sharing Service 1000memories". TechCrunch. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2013-08-11.

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