17 SEPTEMBER 2012, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Introducing the New WeTransfer

Lots of new features with the simplicity you're used to.

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Summary
WeTransfer is excited to introduce the new version of their service. The new WeTransfer still offers the simple and free 2GB transfers millions of people have come to love, all without needing to register. The service has a new design, and offers Plus features that includes file transfers of 5GB storage up to 50GB, an address book, and the ability to password protect your files.
WeTransfer is a simple, secure file transfer service that showcases beautiful advertisements while you wait.

To make simple better, we're proud to launch the New WeTransfer. The New WeTransfer boasts many new features.  

WeTransfer believes in a service that is clutter-free, simple, and spreads inspiration. Applying this criteria, we've created a space and experience that users can connect to. WeTransfer uses nearly the entire screen as a canvas displaying art, design, products, and music to those using the service. Adding features while keeping our service simple was a difficult task. We believe the New WeTransfer is a step forward, offering more space & features for users who need it, and a better functionality without us getting in the way. 

We've improved our backend as well. Since 2009, WeTransfer has sent over 193 million transfers. Last month WeTransfer provided transfers for over 10 million users, an astonishing number we're still buzzing over. We're humbled to know that we've grown larger than some of the companies we look up to, including Basecamp, Path, and Wunderlist. We're close to being the biggest transfer service on the web, surpassing the number of files sent through similar competitors and beating out Yousendit in some parts of the world. 

Bootstrapped since day one, WeTransfer has always been self funded, and through it all we've steadily grown our financial stability.

Introducing Plus

Plus gives you the amazing ability to send a simple, secure, and not to mention whopping 5GB transfer. Big transfers need to be secure, so to ensure your files are sent properly we're also offering resumable uploads that let you continue where you left off–just in case you need to shut that laptop and run out the door. Plus also provides space to store your files indefinitely, offering up to 50GB of online storage. Other features include an address book, sharing via Twitter and Facebook, password protection, and the ability to send files to 100 recipients. 

Plus is available for $120 a year. Setup is fast and simple, just as WeTransfer has always been. 
We still offer simple, 2GB transfers for free with no need to register. We still have beautiful wallpapers. Yet WeTransfer isn't content sitting around while the others innovate. We know some of our biggest users need a bit more. We've done so while retaining our simple, inspirational interface. 
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"Love the way @wetransfer display ads using full page branding. We need new ways of displaying ads on internet" @haryabimo
"I've had someone send three things to me via @wetransfer in the last two days. I'm very impressed with how easy it is to receive. No hassles" @houssian
"Just used @WeTransfer for the first time to transfer image files. No account necessary. Brilliant!! #ConsumingIssues #togs #photography" @ConsumingIssues
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About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes beautifully obvious tools that bring ideas to life. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with over 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with over 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste™ (with over 100,000 teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with over 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 42M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means the leanest data policy possible and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.

Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste™ and expanded its US presence to Seattle and New York City.

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