Infobox Company
name = YouSendIt
type = Private
foundation = 2004
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location = Campbell, California
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YouSendIt is a web-based pseudo-SaaS [cite web
title=SaaS Company
url =
accessdate = 2008-01-26
] digital content delivery service provided by YouSendIt, Inc. It lets users send, receive and track files on-demand. It is an alternative to sending large e-mail attachments, using FTP, and sending CDs or DVDs or tape or USB flash drive via courier. The sender can enter the recipients' e-mail addresses, attach the file and send it; the recipients receive an e-mail notification with a URL that lets them download the file.With more than five million registered users from 220 countries, YouSendIt once transferred over 40,000 GB per day and over 500 million files to date.


YouSendIt was founded in 2004 by Khalid Shaikh with the goal of finding a way to manage sending, receiving, tracking, and organizing large files. [cite web
url =
title = Interview: Ivan Koon (CEO) & Ranjith Kumaran (Founder), YouSendIt
author = Joanna Rustin
work = Small Business Technology Magazine Issue 17
publisher = Small Business Technology Institute
date = May 7, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17

In October 2004, The Washington Post reported that a person calling himself Abu Maysara al Iraqi, claiming to be the spokesperson for the militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had used YouSendIt to distribute videos of the contractors kidnapped by his group. YouSendIt at the time said that they had not been contacted by any law enforcement authority, but they were willing to help the U.S. officials. They have since been contacted by the FBI, WebSherriff, the RIAA and MPAA and work with them on a regular basis when asked to.cite web
url =
title = From a Virtual Shadow, Messages of Terror
author = Ariana Eunjung Cha
publisher = The Washington Post
date = October 2, 2004
accessdate = 2007-08-17

In 2006, Ivan Koon joined YouSendIt as CEO. The same year, YouSendIt was boosted by a $4.7 million venture capital investment, [cite web
url =
title = YouSendIt and MyFabrik add to file-sharing options
author = Matt Marshall
publisher = VentureBeat
date = November 20, 2006
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] and reported that it was transferring 30 terabytes of files per day. [cite web
url =
title = Peer-to-peer gets personal
author = Erick Schonfeld
work = Business 2.0 Magazine
publisher = CNN
date = November 1, 2006
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] By December 2006, it claimed to have surpassed 3 million registered users. [cite press release
title = YouSendIt Surpasses Three Million Registered Users
publisher = YouSendIt Inc.
date = December 6, 2006
url =
format = PDF
accessdate = 2007-08-17

In 2007, YouSendIt was declared one of the WebWare 100 Award winners in the "Data" category. [cite web
url =
title = Webware 100 Award Winner: YouSendIt
publisher = CNET Networks
date = June 18, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] It was also chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the "AO 100 Top Private Companies" for 2007. [cite web
url =
title = The 2007 AO 100 Top Companies
author = Packy Kelley
publisher = AlwaysOn
date = July 17, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] The same year, YouSendIt Inc. raised $10 million of venture capital financing from Alloy Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds (no longer in business) and Sigma Partners. [cite press release
title = YouSendIt Inc. secured $10 million in Series B Financing
publisher = YouSendIt Inc.
date = April 24, 2007
url =
format = PDF
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] The company also announced a deal with digital compression provider WinZip Computing, and started working with Internet service providers such as Windstream in Arkansas. [cite web
url =
title = Avoiding the logjam: YouSendIt claims to transfer very large files over a secure link
author = Angela Hey
work = MountainView Voice
publisher = Embarcadero Publishing Company
date = June 1, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17

In August 2007, the City of Los Angeles adopted YouSendIt services for delivering large digital files. [cite web
url =
title = Company to help LA move digital files
author = John Moore
publisher = Federal Computer Week
date = August 10, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17


Although YouSendIt links are frequently posted to blogs, forums and other websites, the company has recently marketed itself as a method of business communication, in contrast to RapidShare and other one-click hosting services.

YouSendIt offers four kinds of plans to its users:
* "Lite": free service for sending files to friends and family; supported by advertising that appears on the upload and download pages. [cite web
url =
title = Programs aid transmission of photos over the Internet
publisher = The Taipei Times (p. 9)
date = January 15, 2006
accessdate = 2007-08-17
] [cite web
url =
title = YouSendIt provides useful, secure transfer service
author = M. E. Kabay
publisher = Network World
date = July 24, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17
* "Pro": paid service for important documents, with basic file delivery tracking
* "Business Plus": paid service for businesses, with advanced file delivery tracking; provides branding and password protection
* "Corporate Suite": paid service, allows addition of multiple users, administrative controls, reporting, payment-by-invoice etc.

YouSendIt also offers application plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Apple Aperture, WinZip, PaperPort, Acrobat, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Final Cut Pro, YouSendIt Express [cite web
title=YouSendIt Express
url =
accessdate = 2008-08-17
] and other programs. To deal with files larger than 2GB (a browser limitation), it offers a desktop client that lets the users send files up to 10GB in size. [cite web
url =
title = E-mail Attachments: Size No Longer Matters
author = Lauren Simonds
publisher = Jupitermedia Corporation
date = July 24, 2007
accessdate = 2007-08-17

Other features provided by YouSendIt products and services include [cite web
title=Account Features
url =
accessdate = 2008-03-30
] [cite web
title=Home Page |url =
accessdate = 2008-03-30

* Premium Delivery
* Available Long-Term Storage Space
* Control file expiration time / number of downloads
* SiteDrop that enables embedding YouSendIt's file upload functionality to customer's website
* Send multiple files at once, send folders / create ZIP files
* File delivery tracking
* Global data replication
* Dropbox where people can send files to you
* Password protection
* Certified Delivery
* Return receipt
* Branding on download pages, notification emails / Dropbox
* Add multiple users
* administrative controls
* reporting
* payment-by-invoice option.
* My Files (Beta) - Content Organization Tool
* PDF Conversion


* News release: " [ Windstream offers new 'EZ Send' e-mail service] ".
* News release: " [ WinZip and YouSendIt partner to create new file delivery service] ".

External links

* [ YouSendIt Official website]
* [ YouSendIt Official blog]

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