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In 2012, WeTransfer implemented a re-design and introduced a 'Plus' service with support for much larger file transfers (up to 5GB) and storage (50GB) as well as send filed to a maximum of 100 recipients for a price.
In 2013, WeTransfer reached profitability.
In 2014, WeTransfer launched "creative-class.tv", an ongoing video series. The company initiated its first bursaries that year through a collaborative partnership with Central Saint Martins. These bursaries supported two students from around the globe in their full-time studies.
WeTransfer file transfer limit is 200GB for PRO Subscribers as at September 2021
In 2016, WeTransfer announced the acquisition of digital design studio Present Plus, established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden. In September, WeTransfer opened its first office in the United States at Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
In early 2017, Gordon Willoughby became the company's Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Bas Beerens who became Executive Chairman.
In January 2018, WeTransfer launched content arm "WePresent". In August, WeTransfer acquired app developer FiftyThree, whose portfolio included sketching app Paper and collaborative presentation app Paste. In October, WeTransfer relaunched its mobile app with the name "Collect by WeTransfer".
In February 2021, WeTransfer achieved carbon-neutral certification having pledged the previous year to reduce emissions by 30% by 2025. In March, the 2020 short film "The Long Goodbye" by Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed commissioned by WeTransfer through WePresent won the 2022 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. In April, the WeTransfer Foundation, "Supporting Act", focused on helping emerging creative talent was launched and the company pledged to donate 1% of revenues from 2022 onwards. In October, WeTransfer announced sales in 2020 of €65m.
Bas Beerens founded the file-sharing platform WeTransfer with Nalden (Ronald Hans) and Rinke Visser in 2009. Beerens also runs the design consultancy OY Communications (initially OY Transfer) from which WeTransfer was developed. In 2012, he founded WeMarket, a global B2B marketplace for buyers and suppliers in any industry.
Damian Bradfield, co-founder, joined the company in 2010. Bradfield is currently WeTransfer's Chief Creative Officer.
Chief Executive Gordon Willoughby joined WeTransfer in January 2017. He announced his departure from the company in May 2022 and was replaced by former Chief Technology Officer Alexandar Vassilev.
Chief Financial Officer Melissa Nussbaum joined WeTransfer from King in September 2020.
WeTransfer offers a free service where users can send up to two gigabytes of data and a paid option called WeTransfer Pro where users can send up to 200 gigabytes of data as well as have some additional customization options.
WeTransfer has a dual revenue model split between advertising and premium ("pro") subscriptions.
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