SlideShare is the largest presentation sharing site in the world. SlideShare has been nicknamed the “YouTube for PowerPoint” but users can upload and share more than just PowerPoint slide presentations, including documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. You can find a presentation for any topic of interest. Slideshows can easily be embedded on websites, blogs and shared on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The social sharing seamlessly allows people to view the slides directly on social media making it a viral content-sharing platform. SlideShare has over 21 million registered users that are typically made up of anyone looking to find or share a presentation including speakers, educators, marketers, consultants, CEOs, engineers and designers. Some notable organizations using SlideShare include The White House, US Army and Navy, NASA, United Nations, Dell, Pfizer and IBM. SlideShare was voted one of the top 10 tools for education and e-learning in 2010.
SlideShare is also one of the top 200 sites on the web with an estimated 60 million visitors and 3 billion slide views a month. SlideShare is a viral content marketing network that can help individuals and businesses generate new leads. Users can upload public or private presentations. SlideShare was originally just meant to be an easy way to share presentations during conferences but has grown into a robust community with over 7.4 million presentations embedded across the web on over 1.4 million unique domains. On May 3, 2012, SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn for a reported $118.75 million.
SlideShare Products and Services:
Find presentations on any topic
Upload and share presentations publicly or privately
Add YouTube videos in presentations
Embed presentations on blogs, websites and company intranets
Share on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest
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SlideShare was launched in 2006, based out of San Francisco and Delhi, and is one of the first sites to allow users to easily share presentations via the Internet. The site was founded by the following 3 members:
Rashmi Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder
Rashmi is the CEO of SlideShare and is responsible for partnerships and product strategy. Rashmi has a phD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from Brown University and experience researching search engines at UC Berkely. She was named amongst the World’s Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by Fast Company.
Jonathan Boutelle, CTO & CO-Founder Jonathan is the CTO of SlideShare and brainchild behind the design. He wrote the initial version of the site and is responsible for the building and scaling of SlideShare. Jon has experience designing computer graphics software for scientific visualization. He has a Psychology degree and also studied Computer Science at Brown University.
Amit Ranjan, COO & Co-Founder Amit heads the development team in India and focuses on product management, content and community building. Amit has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University Of Delhi and a Mechanical Engineering degree from REC/NIT.