Jake Lodwick

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Jake Lodwick
Jakob Lodwick, Programmer.jpg
Jake Lodwick, October 2005
Born Jacob Lodwick
(1981-07-25) July 25, 1981 (age 36)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur, software engineer, investor
Spouse(s) Robin Cantrell

Jake Lodwick (born July 25, 1981) is a software engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor, best known as co-founder of Vimeo.


Lodwick was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended college at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lodwick was the initial web developer for CollegeHumor and the resulting Connected Ventures in 2004.[1] When he was a part of the founding team at Connected Ventures, Lodwick co-created Vimeo and came up with the name, a portmanteau of video and me. In 2006 Vimeo was acquired by Barry Diller's IAC/Interactive Corp, and Lodwick was fired in late 2007.[2]

After departing Vimeo in 2007, Lodwick went on to create and serve as the president of the Normative Music Company. In late 2009, Lodwick shut down the site, citing inexperience and lack of devotion.[3]

Lodwick subsequently worked as an independent creative engineer, launching Pummelvision,[4] software that assembles one's photos into stories with music. Pummelvision was inspired by a photo import feature which showed the current photo being imported.

Today Lodwick serves as CEO of the software company Keezy. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.[5]

In the years since Vimeo's sale to IAC, Lodwick has invested in other technology startups including Tumblr and Makerbot.[6]


  1. ^ Mead, Rebecca (24 January 2005). "Funny Boys: Success and City". New Yorker. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Arrington, Michael (30 November 2007). "Vimeo Founder Fired, Does A Bong Hit". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Lodwick, Jake. "Entrepreneur Bio". Jake Lodwick. Retrieved 21 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia (23 December 2010). "Pummelvision: What Your Life Would Look Like If It Flashed Before Your Eyes". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Lodwick, Jake. "Jake Lodwick". Jake Lodwick. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Shontell, Alyson (June 2013). "Controversial Startup Guy Jake Lodwick Has Had Two Massive Startup Exits In The Past Month". Business Insider. Business Insider. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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