Jake Lodwick is a software engineer, serial entrepreneur and investor, and co-founder of Vimeo.
Lodwick was the initial web developer for CollegeHumor, whose success resulted in the creation of Connected Ventures in 2004, of which he was part of the founding team. When at Connected, Lodwick co-created Vimeo and came up with the name, a portmanteau of video and me. In 2006 Vimeo was acquired by Barry Diller’s IAC/Interactive Corp.
After departing Vimeo in 2007, Lodwick went on to create and serve as the president of the Normative Music Company. Lodwick subsequently worked as an independent creative engineer, launching Pummelvision, software that assembles one’s photos into stories with music. Pummelvision was inspired by a photo import feature which showed the current photo being imported.
Today, Lodwick serves as CEO of the software company Keezy. In the years since Vimeo’s sale to IAC, Lodwick has invested in other technology startups including Tumblr and Makerbot.