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" Shutterstock has the tech ethos. Rex has the relationships, packaging, and merchandising know-how. "
" Rex is 60 years old with 13 million images and 10 million in archive. It's the first time we've had a historic archive to work with, which is super interesting. "
" You can't be afraid of the problem. Don't be afraid of failure; don't be afraid to make mistakes. Make sure you learn from each step; iterate, and stay as efficient as possible without being paralyzed by a difficult situation. "
" Equally important to having the right content is providing the proper tools for the users so they can quickly find the images and videos they need. "
" It turned out it was really easy to create commercial stock footage. "
" We look for the scrappy entrepreneur: the kind of person who will get things done without looking to spend money right away. "
" I don't own a helicopter because I want someone to bring me places quickly. I own it because it's an incredible machine that I like to fly and learn about. I like the complexity of it. "
" Was I going to start companies outside of Shutterstock or inside? Going public kind of meant I was going to start them inside, and I kind of thought this through and decided that if I was going to do that, I was going to continue to operate Shutterstock like it was an incubator of startups. "
" Try to rally up as many people as you can with as much information as you can to try to get it to appear in front of the right people in the organization who are the decision-makers to greenlight the project. "
" Many entrepreneurs think that cash is the ultimate solution to all of their problems: the one thing standing between them and their dreams. "
" There is a lack of talent in technology, and we need to be encouraging kids in school to learn how to code. We need to encourage computer science as a major. We need to encourage entrepreneurism. "
" I wanted a CFO with public company experience; I needed an HR department, new office space, and a board which could help me grow the business. Insight, the private equity firm I chose, helped me with all that. "
" It's typical for video customers to often use licensed music - whether a soundtrack, background music, or sound effects - to complement their video projects. "
" I've little in common with the scene in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I'm a New Yorker. "
" Shutterstock has evolved from an image-based marketplace for small businesses to a much broader platform, with a large and expanding addressable market opportunity. "
" The growing demand for content across our platform delivers bigger payouts to our contributor base and encourages them to upload fresh content to Shutterstock, further facilitating the network effect of our business. "
" We have a lot of customers in Japan, but they don't quite get the local content that they always need, so we want to encourage all of our product teams to start thinking globally. "
" Editorial imagery licensing includes celebrity, entertainment, sports, and news images that capture what is happening in the world around us. "
" I would still rather be in Silicon Alley. I like the West Coast also, but it's sort of fragmented. You have companies in downtown San Francisco, companies in Mountain View, and people are driving between them all. It's kind of nice in New York to just jump in a cab and reach another company so easily. "
" I believe anything has to be possible. You have to be able to face any problem that comes along and unravel it into a solution. "
" Shutterstock's ability to cultivate a healthy and expanding marketplace for both customers and contributors remains a key competitive advantage and a crucial component of our sustained growth. "
" Every time someone downloads a picture, the photographers get paid about 30% of what we charge. "
" At Shutterstock, we've been offering tutorials to customers and contributors on our blog for many years. Our audience already viewed us as thought leaders on the latest digital and creative skills; we felt it so natural for us to launch Skillfeed, which is an online marketplace for professional learning. "
" I think, as an entrepreneur, you have to see the unlimited amount of potential but concentrate on your day and just keep building. "
" I started Shutterstock without any outside funding; I believe in creating a lean startup. By not taking outside investors early, I was forced to use every dollar I had as efficiently as possible. And I was able to keep a large part of the company. "
" As we continue to grow, the question is, how do you keep the company as innovative as it was 15 employees ago? "
" In 2013, we opened our first international office in London and established a European hub in Berlin. "
" We sell to businesses who sell other stuff, so we're just going to concentrate on doing that. "
" Some people are serial entrepreneurs and want to just move on to the next thing. They just want to clean the slate and start from scratch. I feel that sometimes, too, and the way that we do that here is we build things inside Shutterstock: we launch new products all the time. "
" As I started college, I started to build software products that I could sell to people over the Web. "
" We recognized early on that media consumption was evolving and customers were looking for moving images to include as part of their advertising campaigns, website designs and corporate presentations. "