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NEVA SGR (INTESA SANPAOLO GROUP) INVESTS IN V-NOVA Posted: 26/07/2021
NEVA SGR (INTESA SANPAOLO GROUP) INVESTS IN V-NOVA

Neva SGR, Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s venture capital firm focused on the tech industry, is placing its bets on the growth of V-Nova, a high-growth company based in London but with Italian roots, operating in the compression of video and image data. Thanks to Neva First, the alternative investment fund managed by Neva SGR, V-Nova has completed its series C round, having raised a total of €33 million.

Tags: Broadcast | Funding | Technology
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iSIZE joins with BBC RD and Queen Mary University of London to improve video streaming with new disruptive technology Posted: 20/07/2021
iSIZE joins with BBC RD and Queen Mary University of London to improve video streaming with new disruptive technology

SEQUOIA, an R&D project partnership between iSIZE, the BBC R&D and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £700k from Innovate UK following a competitive grant submission, and a rigorous review and award process (<5% acceptance rate). Innovate UK is part of UKRI, the national funding agency investing in science and industrial research in the UK.

Tags: iSIZE Technologies | Streaming | BBC R&D | R&D | QMUL | Technology | Sequoia | Partnership | Innovate UK | Funding | Artificial Intelligence | Video Streaming | Sustainable | Video encoding
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Asset finance specialists Medialease welcome Paul Donkin and Lisa Loutfi Posted: 02/07/2021
Asset finance specialists Medialease welcome Paul Donkin and Lisa Loutfi

Medialease who provide specialist asset finance for the media, broadcast, live events and AV industries are pleased to welcome to the team Paul Donkin and Lisa Loutfi.

Paul joins the team as Business Development Director. He has worked in asset finance, specifically funding technology assets for the last twenty years both in the UK and internationally. Paul has had great experience with ECS, Econocom and Lombard delivering funding solutions to a huge range of companies both locally and internationally.

Tags: medialease | finance | technology | funding
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iSIZE raises $6.3m in funding led by Octopus Ventures to tackle environmental impact of video streaming Posted: 06/05/2021
iSIZE raises $6.3m in funding led by Octopus Ventures to tackle environmental impact of video streaming

iSIZE, a deep-tech company that applies deep learning to optimize video streaming and delivery, today announces that it has raised a further $6.3 million in funding as it seeks to make streaming more environmentally friendly without reducing quality.

Tags: iSIZE Technologies | Funding | Octopus Ventures | Video Streaming | Environmental impact | Video Delivery | Technology | Internet Streaming | Environment | Video Quality | Carbon Footprint | Machine Learning
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disguise receives UK government funding to accelerate development of its virtual production solution Posted: 22/04/2021
disguise receives UK government funding to accelerate development of its virtual production solution

disguise, the leading technology platform enabling visual experiences at the highest level, is proud to announce that it is receiving research and development funding from Innovate UK to expand its work in virtual production. Innovate UK is part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organisation whose purpose is to accelerate UK economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. It invests in the best game-changing and commercially viable disruptive ideas through the investigation and prototyping phases.

 



Tags: disguise | xR | funding | Innovate UK
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iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises 740k GBP from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors Posted: 14/05/2020
iSIZE Technologies graduates from inaugural Oxford CDL and raises and pound;740k from notable Silicon Valley angel and institutional investors

Deep-tech company iSIZE Technologies has today announced the closure of its first seed funding round, raising a total of £740k from figures including Patrick Pichette, partner at Inovia Capital and ex- Google CFO; TD Veen AS, a notable Norwegian family office; and a number of other CDL investors. This round brings iSize total funding to date to over £1.3m.

The round was led by some of the leading tech investors of the inaugural Creative Destruction Lab programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. iSIZE graduates the accelerator programme this month alongside only nine others, from over 250 applications, after an intensive nine-month programme.

iSIZE specialises in deep learning for video delivery and has developed a deep perceptual 'precoder' - a software solution that uses AI-trained to optimise visual quality in order to save video bitrate during encoding. Its flagship product, BitSave, available both as a SaaS platform at bitsave.tech and for on-premise use, reduces encoding bitrates by up to 40%, while at the same time enhancing video perceptual quality. This results in substantial data, energy and cost savings for both the company hosting the video and the end consumer.

 

Tags: iSIZE Technologies | Funding | Crative Destruction Lab Programme | video delivery | precoder | AI | Bitrate | Encoding BitSave | SaaS | on-premise | Cloud
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Frame.io Raises a $50M Series C to Reinvent Video Collaboration Posted: 25/11/2019
Frame.io Raises a $50M Series C to Reinvent Video Collaboration

Frame.io, a leading video review and collaboration platform used by over one million filmmakers and media professionals, today announced it has raised a $50 million Series C round to help support its next big push into cloud-enabled motion picture workflows. Frame.io will also use this round of financing to continue its deep investment into airtight security, intuitive UX, and camera-to-cutting room technology. Insight Partners led the round with contributions from all existing major stakeholders, including Accel, FirstMark, SignalFire, and Shasta Ventures. Itai Tsiddon, co-founder of Lightricks, will represent Insight Partners as Frame.io’s newest board member.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Insight on this next round of financing. Insight deeply understands the creative space and the changing tides the film and video market will see over the next several years,” said Emery Wells, co-founder and CEO of Frame.io. “2019 has been a year of massive growth and of major milestones for us: we celebrated reaching 100 employees, moved into brand new headquarters in lower Manhattan and, most recently, welcomed industry veteran Michael Cioni to the team. We are driving to create the most innovative approach to video workflows since the emergence of digital 20 years ago.”

Designed and built by video creatives—for video creatives—and launched in 2014, Frame.io is a New York City-based startup dedicated to changing the way video creation works. The web-based platform integrates seamlessly with the industry’s leading NLEs, including Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid, Apple® Final Cut Pro® and DaVinci Resolve Studio, enabling video creators to upload and organize media and share projects internally or with clients anywhere in the world. This round of Series C funding brings Frame.io’s total funding to date to $82.2 million.

 

 

Tags: Frame.io | Lightricks | Insight Partners | Video Creation Works | Series C funding
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Growing demand for Aperi and rsquo;s virtualized media production technology helps it secure $10m+ in funding Posted: 08/07/2019
Growing demand for Aperi and rsquo;s virtualized media production technology helps it secure $10m+ in funding

Aperi, the pioneer of virtualized media production, has closed a round of funding of more than $10 million (USD) as it seeks to scale to meet the growing demand from customers for its unique range of services. Much of this investment has come from a group of global industry-focused venture capitalists led by software and cloud technology experts Merapar, and including Ocom, Manuardeo, Innov8on and Malvern Ventures LLC, which are drawn from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia.

Tags: Aperi | funding | news | business | production | media | virtualized | Joop Janssen | CEO | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Neil Berry Joins Airbeem as Chief Revenue Officer Posted: 08/06/2018
Neil Berry Joins Airbeem as Chief Revenue Officer

Airbeem, the OTT content distribution platform, today announced that former Comcast Technology Solutions VP & MD International Neil Berry has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for leading the global sales, business development and marketing growth of the company. Airbeem provides off-the-shelf solutions to content owners to enable them to easily create direct to consumer OTT video channels.

Tags: Airbeem | Neil Berry | OTT | CRO | Series A Funding
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Thorsten Sauer Appointed to the Board of OTT Content Distribution Provider Airbeem Posted: 24/05/2018
Thorsten Sauer Appointed to the Board of OTT Content Distribution Provider Airbeem

Airbeem, the OTT content distribution platform, has appointed Thorsten Sauer as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Airbeem works with media companies, sports brands, broadcasters and content owners to create their own online video channels providing off-the-shelf solutions to enable any media owner to create their own OTT channel. Airbeem recently secured Series A funding round lead by Edge Investment to enable it to scale its product R&D sales and marketing and customer success teams worldwide.

Tags: Airbeem | Series A Funding | Thorsten Sauer | OTT
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Bitmovin raises $30M series B led by Highland Europe to accelerate next-gen online video infrastructure software Posted: 09/04/2018
Bitmovin raises $30M series B led by Highland Europe to accelerate next-gen online video infrastructure software

Bitmovin, the world leader in online video infrastructure software, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, led by Highland Europe, to help expand its global customer base of TV streaming providers, internet companies and social media companies. The funding will allow Bitmovin to scale its product R&D, field engineering and sales teams worldwide.

Tags: Bitmovin | funding | TCombinator | NAB Show 2018 | video | TV | encoding | API | technology | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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SMPTE Joins #GivingTuesday Movement With a Focus on Funding Standards, Membership, and Education Posted: 22/11/2017
SMPTE Joins #GivingTuesday Movement With a Focus on Funding Standards, Membership, and Education
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, will once again participate in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. SMPTE has participated in #GivingTuesday for the past five years, and this year the Society's involvement will focus on continued development of the Next Century Fund, which enables SMPTE to focus on its three pillars of standards, membership, and education.
Tags: SMPTE | #GivingTuesday | Funding Standards | Membership | Education
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Frame.io Announces Series B Growth Round of Funding Led by FirstMark Capital Posted: 06/10/2017
Frame.io Announces Series B Growth Round of Funding Led by FirstMark Capital

Frame.io, developers of the video review and collaboration platform for content creators, has raised $20 million in Series B growth funding led by FirstMark Capital. The latest round of funding was also supported by return backers Accel Partners, SignalFire and Shasta Ventures. This latest infusion of capital brings Frame.ios total funding to date to $32 million, which the startup will use to develop in key areas including the core video review and collaboration product, cloud and content security, and the Frame.io developer ecosystem. Founded in 2014, Frame.io is also backed by Hollywood heavyweights Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey.

Tags: video editing | funding | start-up | filmmaking | video review | growth funding | series B | firstmark | post production | video | security
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Paywizard secures new investment to fuel further international business growth and innovation Posted: 28/09/2017
Paywizard secures new investment to fuel further international business growth and innovation

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has announced it has secured new funding from existing investors to build on momentum from major new client signings and the launch of innovative subscription and pay-per-view (PPV) solutions with partners.

Tags: Paywizard | funding | 2017 | IBC | Massive Interactive | NHK | Venue | pay-TV
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SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign, Continues to Pull in Support for Moving Images Documentary Posted: 13/02/2015
SMPTE Raises More Than $66K in Crowdfunding Campaign, Continues to Pull in Support for Moving Images Documentary

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has successfully completed a 60-day crowdfunding campaign for its "Moving Images" documentary, with a total of $66,382 raised on Indiegogo and additional funds donated directly to the Society. SMPTE's "Moving Images" is currently ranked as the seventh most funded verified nonprofit film project on Indiegogo. The growing list of corporate sponsors for the project includes Ad-ID, Alliance Video and Post Inc., Blackmagic Design, Canon, Codex Digital, DSC Labs, Ewing-Foley Inc., FotoKem, Image Matters, IMAX, Maxell, Modern VideoFilm, Signiant, and Sundog Media Toolkit.

Tags: SMPTE | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers | Moving Images | Crowdfunding
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