Original author(s)Steve Chen
Chad Hurley
Developer(s)MixBit, Inc.
Initial releaseAugust 8, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-08-08)
Operating systemiOS, Android
TypeVideo sharing

MixBit was a video sharing service created by Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, two of the co-founders of YouTube. It was released on August 8, 2013. MixBit let users create dynamic shared videos, and competed with Vine (owned by Twitter) and Instagram (owned by Facebook) in the video sharing website market.[1] Its iPhone app was released in August 2013 and its Android app followed two months later. MixBit ceased operations on August 21, 2018.

AVOS Systems

AVOS Systems was an Internet company founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Vijay Karunamurthy. In April 2011, it was announced that AVOS purchased Delicious, with the transition occurring in June 2011.[2][3] In May 2011, AVOS purchased the social analytics company Tap 11.[4] In May 2014, AVOS sold Delicious to Science Inc.[5]

In 2012, AVOS launched Zeen, a web curation service allowing users to create video magazines, based on the word "zine." AVOS shut Zeen down in 2013.[6] In 2014 AVOS transformed from an incubator into a single company working only on MixBit.[7]

MixBit later became part of InvoiceOwl.[8]


  1. ^ Dredge, Stuart (8 August 2013). "YouTube founders take on Vine and Instagram with MixBit video app". The Guardian.
  2. ^ "YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious From Yahoo!". AVOS. April 28, 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious". Delicious Blog. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Olivarez-Giles, Nathan (May 9, 2011). "YouTube founders buy Tap11 social media analytics firm". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 10, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  5. ^ Fiegerman, Seth (May 8, 2014). "Bookmarking Site Delicious Acquired for the Third Time in 10 Years". Mashable. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Russell, Jon (2013-10-23). "AVOS will close Web curation service Zeen on December 8 to focus on its Mixbit video remix app". The Next Web. Retrieved 2022-11-27.
  7. ^ "YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures". 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ "MixBit is now InvoiceOwl".