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Anjali Sud, an Indian-origin CEO who took Vimeo video-streaming platform public

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Vimeo , Video-streaming platform became a listed company on Nasdaq on May 25th 2021. An Indian-American CEO Anjali Sud managed to take the company public as she reinvented the company. So in today’s blog we are going to know about Anjali Sud.

Her role in IPO

Anjali Sud is an Indian-American CEO of Vimeo. In Vimeo’s excursion to becoming a public company, Anjali Sud had a tremendous task to play. She played a leading role in keeping Vimeo relevant in the fast-changing landscape of social media.

Vimeo was started in the year 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein. As of now after 18 years Vimeo has over 200 million users.

According to The Verge report from April 2021, Vimeo platform had over 1.5 million paying customers. The total approximately revenue was $83.8 million in Q4 alone. Vimeo’s success story credited to Anjali Sud’s decision. The decision was to stop competing with YouTube, Netflix and other video streaming platforms. And now they have made initial public offering.

“The team behind Vimeo had no plans of stopping until we bring the power of professional quality video to all.”

In a speech that she Anjali Sud said
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The initial public offering (IPO) debuted after Vimeo raised $300 million to take their valuation to an incredible $6 billion in January and strong first-quarter results.

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About Anjali Sud

Anjali Sud was born in Detroit, Michigan to Sud’s family. Sud family are Indian family who had immigrated to the United States. Sud completed her graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the year 2005. She completed her B.Sc. in Finance and Management degree. Then after years she received MBA Degree from Harvard University in the year 2011.

Anjali’s story begins with a train of refusal. Reviewing her previous experience, she said that she once wanted to be a banker but couldn’t find a job at any investment bank. Each and every single bank discarded her, but it wasn’t her first time to face failure. She witnessed a hard time in her academic job at the age of 14 when she left home to join a reputed boarding school situated in Massachusetts.

Anjali failed many times during the first year of her school as well. During her early profession, she tried everything. She tried from advertising diapers online to banking and ended up searching a job at Vimeo.

Anjali Sud has an attractive early-life story. She was once adviced that she doesn’t have the personality to be a banker. Yet, in the event that you truly are striving to accomplish something, it will consistently pay off. So is the interview with Sud by Forbes she revealed that there’s no playbook or rules to acquire achievement.

At Vimeo

Anjali sud got her job at Vimeo, as a vice president and head of global marketing. She holds her job at Vimeo from 2014 to July 2017 before becoming the CEO of the company. And then the journey starts toward success. Anjali was featured on Fortune’s 40 under 40 lists influential young business leaders in 2019 for her work at Vimeo.

Anjali’s career advice to people is to look smartly where nobody else is looking.

“Failure is essential to success,”. “I think that when you are pushed outside of your comfort zone, you get off that learning curve so much faster and you develop as a leader so much faster. I tell people to get comfortable doing that and do it as early as you can in your career,”

Anjali Sud said in an interview with Business Insider.

Anjali Sud believes failure is essential to success

So that’s all for today about Anjali Sud

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