Founder Jon Oringer Reflects on 10 Years of Shutterstock [VIDEO]

March 15, 2013

9:00 am

In 2003, Shutterstock was just a place for founder Jon Oringer to sell his photography. From a few thousand of his own images, the site has grown to over 24 million stock photos that businesses and publishers can license. And that’s all without venture funding.

During that time, Shutterstock also added a footage section, which now contains almost 1 million stock videos. The company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, and Oringer continues as CEO – a role he has now held for 10 years.

Oringer was kind enough to visit our SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by CEA and .CO. He explains how Shutterstock deals with competition and privacy, where the company is headed, and how to be a better entrepreneur. Here’s the video.

Tech Cocktail’s SXSW video series is part of the Tech Cocktail Conversations podcast – subscribe on iTunes.

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Yappem, the title sponsor of Tech Cocktail’s special SXSW video series. And thank you to Keep America Beautiful, the supporting video sponsor.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact

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