Startup Demo Videos
A collection of demo videos from the early days of successful startups like Dropbox, LinkedIn, Robinhood, and more.
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Sep 15, 2008
A 24 year old Drew Houston gives the first introduction to Dropbox, in a video that responated with hackers.
Dec 10, 2014
Watch the video that made Robinhood go viral on the internet, with the (at the time) revolutionary idea that stock trading could be free.
May 10, 2010
A demonstration of the UberCab app in 2010, when it was still focused on limousines.
Google Street View
May 29, 2007
Google's famous quirky-ness comes in full force in this fun introduction to Street View.
Lyft (aka Zimride)
Sep 6, 2010
Before Lyft, the founders created a ride share website for students called Zimride. Watch them walk through this product that led to much more.
Apr 5, 2010
LinkedIn wasn't super new when they put out this marketing video, but it's still interesting to watch and see how far they've come.
Dec 13, 2012
Looking at this old launch video for Snapchat video makes it seem crazy just how far the app has come.
Jan 10, 2007
The original presentation by Steve Jobs that would change humanity in a real way.
Mar 10, 2009
Watch Evan Cooke, a co-founder of Twilio, give a basic whiteboard demonstration of their early service.
Jul 2, 2014
One of the early demos of Coinbase which set the stage for its latest success.
Aug 24, 2012
Apoorva Mehta gives an honest interview about his journey with Instacart during his time at Y Combinator, when no one knew about it.
Feb 10, 2013
Watch a younger Parker Conrad, the founder of Zenefits, give the pitch in his application video to Y Combinator.
May 10, 2010
Docker seems like a no-brainer for developers today, but back when they first started, the idea of a container left many skeptical.
Twitch (aka Justin.tv)
Feb 4, 2010
Before Twitch, was Justin.tv. Take a look at this authentic demo of their early live streaming technology on the web.
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