Cloudinary

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Cloudinary
Private
IndustryTechnology
Founded2011
FounderItai Lahan (CEO)
Tal Lev-Ami (CTO)
Nadav Soferman (CPO)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsImage and Video Management
Number of employees
200 (March 2020)[1]
Websitecloudinary.com

Cloudinary is a SaaS technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with an office in Israel. The company provides a cloud-based image and video management services. It enables users to upload, store, manage, manipulate, and deliver images and video for websites and apps.[2][3] Cloudinary is used by more than 550,000 web and mobile application developers at more than 6,000 companies including Condé Nast, Dropbox, Forbes, Outbrain, Taboola and Answers.com.[4][5][6] Inc. Magazine has called Cloudinary the "gold standard" of image management on the web.[5]

History[edit]

Cloudinary was founded in 2011 in Israel[7] by Itai Lahan (CEO), Tal Lev-Ami (CTO), and Nadav Soferman (CPO).[8] Cloudinary grew organically, building a profitable SaaS service, without venture capital funding.[9] In 2015, the company received a strategic investment from Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP),[10] which was BVP’s 100th investment in cloud companies.[11]

In 2014, Cloudinary announced fully integrated image processing add-ons leveraging technologies by Imagga, URL2PNG, Aspose, WebPurify and others.[12] In 2015, Cloudinary opened its U.S. headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and added video management to its services.[13] In 2019, the company moved to Santa Clara, California, and launched tools for responsive breakpoint generation.[14] Cloudinary was named among Forbes' The Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2019.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.forbes.com/companies/cloudinary/#39c8fb9a7c30
  2. ^ "Cloudinary Features Overview". cloudinary.com.
  3. ^ Delgado, Rick (5 September 2015). "4 Interesting Business Ideas Utilizing the Cloud". Tech.co. Tech Cocktail.
  4. ^ "Websites using Cloudinary". builtwith.com. BuiltWith.
  5. ^ a b Pozin, Ilya (24 June 2015). "4 Breakthrough Companies Driving Innovation In The Cloud". Inc.com. Inc.
  6. ^ Pozin, Ilya (16 April 2015). "3 Startups That Will Help Your Business Save Money". www.forbes.com. Forbes.
  7. ^ Pozin, Ilya (16 September 2015). "24 Israeli Companies You Should Watch For". forbes.com. Forbes.
  8. ^ "CrunchBase record". crunchbase.com.
  9. ^ "Bootstrapping a SaaS for Developers with Itai Lahan". softwareengineeringdaily.com. Software engineering daily. 30 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Cloudinary Raises Funding from Bessemer Venture Partners". www.finsmes.com. FINSMES. 20 December 2015.
  11. ^ Fisher, Adam (16 December 2015). "20 Years of Betting Big on the Cloud: Cloudinary is Bessemer's 100th Cloud Investment". www.bvp.com. Bessemer Venture Partners.
  12. ^ "Cloudinary Expands One-Stop Shop for Cloud-Based Image Management; Announces New Image Processing Add-Ons". www.businesswire.com. Business Wire. 5 March 2014.
  13. ^ Dove, Jackie (5 May 2015). "Cloudinary adds video to its roster of services". thenextweb.com. The Next Web.
  14. ^ Soferman, Nadav (26 January 2016). "Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator, A New Open Source Tool". www.smashingmagazine.com. Smashing Magazine.
  15. ^ Cai, Kenrick. "The Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2019: Meet The 20 Up-And-Comers in Tech's Hottest Category". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-03-26.