Motionbox Raises $6 Million Series C For Its YouTube Alternative

Video sharing site Motionbox has just closed a $6 million Series C funding round led by Constellation Ventures, with Canaan Partners and SAS Investors also participating. Alongside the funding, Motionbox is also announcing that its founder and CEO Chris O’Brien will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Board and EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, with former COO Josh Grotstein taking the reins as CEO.

Motionbox is similar to YouTube in that it allows users to upload and share their videos on the web, but it includes a more robust suite of privacy settings that make it better suited for sharing clips with a select group of friends rather than the whole world. The site offers a free version with standard video sharing options, as well as premium memberships that allow users to upload an unlimited number of videos, with no time limit restrictions. Motionbox’s site also lets users order their videos on DVD and in paper flipbooks, which can recreate brief scenes.

The site recently got a boost from AOL, which recommended Motionbox to as an replacement for its recently-shuttered Video Uploads service.