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Animoto Turns 8: Happy Birthday to Us!

Brad Jefferson


It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since we first released Animoto to the world. It’s been a wild ride and, to celebrate our eighth birthday, we’ve put together a video commemorating eight of our favorite company milestones.

Since the launch of in 2007, the world of online video has come a long way. I feel privileged to have witnessed and participated in the industry’s growth and evolution over the years. It’s been a true honor working with our amazing team to build a product that has continued to accomplish our original goal of making it easy for anyone to create powerful, professional video.

We’ve come a long way from our original product, which targeted MySpace users with a single video style (Animoto Original) and support for photos only. Today, thanks to eight years of active dialogue with over 10 million amazing Animoto users, we’ve built out a product that features over 90 styles, supports most media types, and is targeted to anyone around the globe.

In addition to working hard, our team has also had a lot of fun along the way. Earlier this summer, we had our eighth annual Mid-Year Annual Gathering in NYC (MYAGI for short), bringing together all of our employees from around the world for team building activities, a boat cruise, and presentations. Over the past eight years, it’s been exciting to see the event grow to keep up with our growing team, now 70 employees strong.

animoto on a boat 2015

In the coming year, we look forward to continuing to making it even easier for businesses, photographers, educators, and family & friends to share their stories with amazing videos. We have a lot of exciting new announcements up our sleeves that we can’t wait to share with you. Thanks so much for coming along on this journey with us!