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Private Company
  • Cloud computing
  • Content delivery
  • Enterprise software
Founded2011; 13 years ago (2011)
FoundersIgor Debatur, Anatoly Chernyakov
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Igor Debatur, Anatoly Chernyakov, Dmitry Mukhin, Alex Karpinsky
Revenue$1 million (2018)
Number of employees
26 (2019)

Uploadcare is the SaaS platform that provides upload, processing, cloud storage and delivery of images, video, and other content over CDN.[1]


Uploadcare was initially developed in Saint Petersburg-based web design agency Whitescape as the file upload tool for developers. Agency co-owners Igor Debatur, Anton Chernyakov shaped the concept in 2011 while working on a social network that required uploading, processing and storing a large amount of music files. The idea was shared at Hacker News and received positive feedback. The founders invested $35 thousand and presented the alpha version by the end of 2011. To continue the development, they raised the total of $450 thousand investments from Vkontakte co-founder Lev Binzumovich Leviev.[1]

In the mid-2010s startup founders moved the office to the US. As the project started getting traction and brought $10 million in revenue from early adopters, the co-owners closed the agency and focused on Uploadcare, two more people joined the team. In 2018 the company reached the break even point.[1][2]

In November 2019 Uploadcare raised $1.7 million from Runa Capital[3] and Vendep Capital.[2] The next month it acquired the Vancouver-based startup Blinkloader that offered image optimization tools for content delivery networks (CDNs) with its development team.[4]


Since the early days when Uploadcare was basically a file uploader for web developers, the service added numerous back-end features. It has its own CDN and can integrate with other CDNs.[2] It allows direct upload from popular social networks and file storages, automatically checks the uploads for malware and adult content, and uses CDN to adapt and modify files for end users' devices.[5] Uploadcare uses Akamai and Amazon cloud infrastructure.[1]


Since the end of 2019 the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. It also has offices in Saint Petersburg[1] and Rotterdam, Netherlands.[6] By the end of 2019 it employed 26 people. It uses the SaaS business model with different subscription plans. Its web service is used by Qiwi, Mozilla, Cisco, L'Oreal and other companies.[6] According to the company, Uploadcare reached $1 in revenue in 2018.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Chesnokov, Ivan (9 December 2019). "Как двое петербуржцев создали компанию, которая меняет мир обработки данных. История Uploadcare" [The History of Uploadcare: The Company Founded by Two Guys from Saint Petersburg Changes the Market of Data Processing] (in русский). Inc.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lardinois, Frederic (12 November 2019). "Uploadcare raises $1.7M for its CDN platform". TechCrunch.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Butcher, Mike (6 May 2020). "Runa Capital closes Fund III at $157M, with an added focus on quantum computing". TechCrunch.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Kirkwood, Isabelle (11 December 2019). "Image optimization software startup Blinkloader acquired by Uploadcare". BetaKit.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Firsova, Kristina (1 February 2019). "Ускорить загрузку файлов" [Speeding Up The File Delivery] (in русский). Invest Foresight.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Khabibrahimov, Albert (12 November 2019). "Стартап по разработке CDN-платформы Uploadcare с основателями из России привлёк $1,7 млн" [CDN startup Uploadcare with Russian founders raised $1.7 million] (in русский). vc.ru.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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