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Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded in 2007 by David Karp.

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Timeline

December 17, 2018

Tumblr bans "adult content" on the website. 

September 26, 2011

Tumblr raises a $85,000,000 series E round from CrunchFund, Spark Capital, Sequoia Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and Union Square Ventures.

November 19, 2010

Tumblr raises a $30,000,000 series D round from Spark Capital, Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures.

April 20, 2010

Tumblr raises a $5,000,000 series C round from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

December 11, 2008

Tumblr raises a $4,500,000 series B round from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

October 31, 2007

Tumblr raises a $750,000 seed round from Spark Capital, Fred Seibert, Albert Wenger and Union Square Ventures.

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Alexa Varsavsky

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Andy Weissman

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Benjamin Black

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Bijan Sabet

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Blake Matheny

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Brad Mattson

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Dave Morin

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Eli Tucker

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Eric Wahlforss

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Gary Vaynerchuk

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Jared Hecht

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Jason Calacanis

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Jeremy D. Williams

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John Lilly

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John Maloney

Employee



Joshua Nguyen

Employee



Kevin Colleran

Investor



M.G. Siegler

Investor



Martin Varsavsky

Investor



Matt Peterson

Employee



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Jason Parham
December 31, 2019
Wired
Social media platforms toppled the reign of the album. The 2010s were all about singles--rewriting how we metabolize music and the culture that surrounds it.
Lisa Rapaport | Reuters
December 14, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Social media use linked to disordered eating behaviours in teens on Business Standard. Compared to teens without any social media accounts, boys and girls on social media were more likely to report disordered eating behaviours
Julia Alexander
November 6, 2019
The Verge
Tumblr is launching a new group messaging feature that will allow different fandoms on the site to chat more easily with each other instead of replying on re-blogs. These aren't private conversations, and anyone can request to join a group.
Collier Meyerson
November 4, 2019
Wired
The VSCO girls who rise to the top of my feed are a new version of an enduring image of piousness and demureness as the ultimate ambition.
Gabriel J.X. Dance and Michael H. Keller
September 29, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Emerging tech platforms and overwhelmed law enforcement agencies have contributed to a boom in digital abuse imagery, a Times investigation found. Here are some key takeaways.
Brian Heater
August 22, 2019
TechCrunch
After months of rumors, Verizon finally sold off Tumblr for a reported $3 million -- a fraction of what Yahoo paid for the once mighty blogging service back in 2013. The media conglomerate (which also owns TechCrunch) was clearly never quite sure what to do with the property after gobbling it up as part of [...]
Kate Clark
August 13, 2019
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Anthony Ha
May 1, 2019
TechCrunch
Ticketing startup SeatGeek has a new CTO. Brian Murphy previously held the same position at Tumblr (which, like TechCrunch, is owned by Verizon Media) and has also served as vice president of engineering at The New York Times and senior director of technology at Condé Nast. "Brian is an incredible leader and team-builder who has [...]
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BBC News
The social network has returned to Apple's app store after revealing plans to ban adult content.
JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and KATIE VAN SYCKLE
December 6, 2018
www.nytimes.com
Pornographic content, which had a large female viewer base on the site, will no longer be allowed.
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BBC News
From 17 December, posts with "real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples" will be banned.
JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
November 28, 2018
nytimes.com
Insights from Tumblr and others suggest that people really are obsessed with astrology (again) -- and not just the memes.

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