Vimeo is a U.S.-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein. Vimeo serves as a direct competitor to the much larger Youtube, but has a stronger focus on longer videos such as shorts or movies.
Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein, who left the company in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The name Vimeo was created by Lodwick, as a play on the words video and me. Vimeo is also an anagram of the word movie. IAC/InterActiveCorp purchased Vimeo in August 2006, as part of its acquisition of Connected Ventures. In January 2009, Dae Mellencamp joined IAC as General Manager of Vimeo. She served as the CEO of Vimeo until March 19, 2012 when Kerry Trainor joined Vimeo as the CEO. As of September 2013, Vimeo’s search feature requires Google Analytics to work properly and users of Firefox and Chrome web browsers cannot search on Vimeo without disabling privacy protection.