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Adam Leibsohn

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Adam Leibsohn is an American businessman and entrepreneur who has been instrumental in growing Giphy, the top GIF and animated stickers internet company. A former tennis star and philosophy major at Amherst College, Leibsohn was one of the first people brought onto the Giphy team by founder Alex Chung in 2014. At the time, Leibsohn was working at an ad agency, which is where we met Chung through a mutual friend. Today Leibsohn is Giphy’s chief operating officer.


Today Leibsohn are focused on helping Giphy grow and make a name for itself. Some of the duo’s most famous GIFs involve celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jimmy Fallon. Since it first launched, Giphy has raised $24 million and is in the midst of another big investment round. In addition to his work with Giphy, Leibsohn has founded companies of his own, including voyurl, a web app that helps people improve their online browsing habits.


Sources used to write this entrepreneur’s profile include a November 2015 article by Lifehacker, the entrepreneur’s personal LinkedIn profile, a story in the April 2016 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, and a January 2016 article in Bloomberg Business.

Companies and Investments

Giphy (COO), voyurl (Founder & CEO), Anomaly (Group Director - Communications Strategy)


Lessons Learned

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you are passionate about it and it is something that drives you.


Be strategic and take the time to come up with the right plan of action for your specific purpose.


Never stop working. Just because you’ve found success or are on the right track doesn’t mean you can quit.


Being an entrepreneur means you are always thinking about one aspect of business or another.


Make sure your goals are future-focused.



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There isn’t a 1980s reboot series, or a new album that drops, or a Kylie Jenner moment that happens that somebody at Giphy doesn’t see.

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