Giphy is an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share animated GIF files.

GIPHY is the world’s largest place to search, discover, and create all the GIFs. They’re the leading brand in short-form entertainment and visual communication.

Giphy was founded in 2013 by Alex Chung & Jace Cooke and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Giphy serves over 5 billion GIFS every day to more than 300 million people. There API is being integrated by iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, Slack, WhatsApp and many more.

Giphy has partnered with over 200 companies and brands to host all their existing content on their own branded channel. Giphy’s partners include Disney, Calvin Klein, GE, and Pepsi.


GIPHY is backed by top-tier investors including GV, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), DFJ Growth, & General Catalyst among others. Giphy has made 5 acquisitions including Nutmeg & Slash Keyboard to date.


Giphy was recognized as a Top 100 Website of 2013, according to PC Magazine.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $150.9M in 4 funding Rounds (Last funding type: Series D)- GIPHY has also acquired Slash Keyboard, Nutmeg, Giphy Capture, Serkan & Electric Objects to date!
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Valued $600M as of Oct 2018
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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