Gfycat

  • Gfycat picks up movie-marketing app MovieLala

    Gfycat picks up movie-marketing app MovieLala

    Gfycat, a player on the smaller side of the consumer-facing explosion of GIFs, has generally spent a lot of time trying to build out a suite of creator tools — and now it looks like it’ll get another piece to add to that with a small acquisition today. The startup said it’s acquiring MovieLala in a deal where the terms were not disclosed. MovieLala was originally birthed as… Read More

  • Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning

    Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning

    We all love to share GIFs — and there are plenty of ways to do that, through online portals or keyboards — but often times because there is so much content, you’ll end up surfacing up a lower-fidelity GIF. There can be plenty of copies of the same video clips as a GIF, or maybe it’s just difficult to capture and upload, but Gfycat hopes that it can be solved at a… Read More

  • Gfycat hits 130M monthly active users as short form video heats up

    Gfycat hits 130M monthly active users as short form video heats up

    GIFs — or, let’s call it for what it is: short-form video — were always pretty popular, but it still seems surprising that we would embed them into our phone’s keyboards. But here we are in 2017, and there is a group of startups that are looking to bring the usage, or in the case of Gfycat the creation, of GIFs closer and closer to an everyday thing. So it’s… Read More

  • Gfycat snaps up Mac app GIF Brewery to expand its GIF creation capabilities to the desktop

    Gfycat snaps up Mac app GIF Brewery to expand its GIF creation capabilities to the desktop

    Gfycat, fresh off its $10 million seed round and debut of its first mobile app for texting and editing its own flavor of GIFs, announced today that it’s acquiring the Mac desktop application GIF Brewery in an effort at expanding its GIF creation capabilities. The GIF Brewery app, which lets users create, edit and share GIFs from their Mac, has seen over 110,000 downloads to date, and… Read More

  • Gfycat brings its higher quality GIFs and DIY creation tools to iMessage

    Gfycat brings its higher quality GIFs and DIY creation tools to iMessage

    Gfycat, the startup that recently raised a whopping $10 million for its user-generated content platform that lets you creating silent, looping animations and videos, has now launched its first mobile app. Designed for iMessage, Gfycat lets you search for, send and create your own “Gfycat Loops,” which you can also augment with your own emojis and captions. There are already a number… Read More

  • Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes

    Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes

    A startup called Gfycat (which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat”) has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue generating concern. On the content creation side of its business, the startup reports that 2.5 million unique users have already created 25 million “Gfycats,” or short, silent, looping animations… Read More