Inspiring Story of Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, who embraced rejection and failure only to write her success story and transformed video hosting, sharing platform provider, Vimeo from a failing company into a Billion-Dollar SaaS company.
Read inspiring story of woman entrepreneur, Anjali Sud, who Reinvented Vimeo to challenge Netflix and YouTube.
Anjali Sood who is not only a successful Indian-origin CEO of Vimeo but also a daughter, mother and a wife.
It was a proud moment for all Indian women entrepreneurs to see Indian-origin Anjali holding her 2.5-year-old child and ringing the Nasdaq stock opening market bell.
Let’s know how Anjali Sud is handling a billion-dollar SaaS company along with mother, wife and daughter.
Anjali Sood was born to a Pujabi family who had immigrated to USA from Punjab. Anjali obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.
After this she did her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard in 2011. In 2014 she took over the position of Marketing Director in Vimeo, an American video hosting, sharing, and services platform provider. In 2017, she became the Chief executive officer – CEO of Vimeo.
What is Vimeo?
Vimeo was founded by entrepreneur duo Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein in 2004 . It is an American video sharing, hosting and streaming platform.
At present, Vimeo has more than 200 million users worldwide. Vimeo had more than 1.5 million paying customers, according to the Verge report, April 2021.
In 2014, Vimeo was competing with the leading streaming entertainment service provider, YouTube and Netflix because they were non-advertising platforms.
To make the company bigger and stronger, Anjali Sood gradually started working hard. The company began focusing on entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners, while Netflix and YouTube were focusing on filmmakers.
Vimeo also gave this video sharing and hosting platform to the entrepreneurs and small business, with the help of which he or she could make videos and publish them anywhere. Currently, Vimeo become a company of more than 1 billion dollars.
Anjali can’t say that I didn’t struggle, says, It is difficult to handle both home and work well. I try hard to keep both in balance. Due to the limitless family support, today I am able to fulfill my duty at home and office.
In one interview, Anjali says, my family is Punjabi and from India. They had come to the America just before I was born. I grew up in the midst of Indian cultures. She says, “My father is a doctor and an entrepreneur also. He had great enthusiasm to work. If I am successful as a woman entrepreneur, it is because of him.
Anjali explains, the possibility of new investment in the Indian market has increased. We will spread our business in India.
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