E437: Imgur founder Alan Schaaf: “We’re not interested in video”



about this episode

If  you’ve ever looked at Reddit or come across a funny animal picture online, chances are good you’ve visited imgur. With 128m unique visitors per month, the photo sharing site is both storage and social network. Alan Schaaf founded Imgur while he was still in college at Ohio University, frustrated by poor image sharing options on Reddit. After 5 years bootstrapping – and all that insane traffic – the company took on venture capital for the first time this year: $40m from Andreessen Horowitz and Reddit itself. Jason sits down with Alan to ask whether imgur and Reddit are competitors and how the company will grow with the influx of funding.

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