Chad Hurley Talks Of YouTube’s Beginning To Acquisition [NewTeeVee]

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Liz Gannes Of NeeTeeVee has recorded the below video of how YouTube started all the way up until they were acquired.
Some of the interesting points in the video are:
– YouTube initially used ServerBeach’s $129/month unlimited data plan
– YouTube didn’t have a presentation when presenting to VCs on Sand Hill Road… just product stats
– YouTube had about 8 people working for free before funding. Hurley just told them that they’d work it out after funding.
– Making the decision to be acquired was tough. They could have pushed for more funding, but it would have been threatening a lot of other services. Google helped them refine their model.
– The day that they were acquired, YouTube moved offices. The press showed up at the old office.