About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. 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 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste® (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 50M 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 having a responsible data policy 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.

Executive team
Gordon Willoughby
Damian Bradfield
Marili ‘t Hooft-Bolle
Bastiaan Terhorst
Georg Petschnigg
Board: Bas Beerens (Founder, Executive-Chairman), Jonne de Leeuw (HPE), Irena Goldenberg (Highland Capital Partners Europe), Tony Zappalà (Highland Capital Partners Europe), Nalden, Gordon Willoughby.

Creative Director: Gilles Peterson
Head of Experiences: Nelly Ben Hayoun
About WeTransfer
50 million
Monthly users
1 billion
Files transferred
every month
that we're active in
1000 TB
data transferred daily
30 %
All wallpapers donated to
artists and creative projects
5 billion
Wallpaper impressions donated
to creatives in the last 12 months
75 %
work in creative industries
Bootstrapped to profitability
About WePresent
2 million
Monthly readers
Average time on site
in minutes