Tell us about VeedMe
Veed.me is a Video Creation Marketplace that connects businesses that need a video, with a community of talented videographers who can create them.\
We believe there is a lack of creative videos attached to smaller businesses, so we decided to try and make the medium more accessible. In addition, as filmmakers, we know that a lot of videographers are constantly looking for work, so we created a platform that will connect the two sides. seemed like the right thing to do.
How does VeedMe make video more accessible to small businesses ?
First of all, we connect them to independent, super talented videographers, so the prices are not even close to those of production companies. We make the whole process of asking for a video and choosing the creator to work with very friendly and simple, so even businesses that never had a video made, will find the process very simple.
Who came up with the concept?
Oren and I are film school graduates from the Tel Aviv University. After graduating, we thought about starting our own production company that would cater to small businesses. We pondered and pondered and decided to create something that would help both sides – bring more work to the unemployed film students and film grads and at the same time, make videos accessible to those who can’t pay what the production companies usually charge.
It seems pretty easy to use, how does it work?
Basically any business can ask for a video – you fill a simple form with specifications etc…, after that – the business gets a proposal with ideas and concepts from our videographers and then they choose who to work with. They can also browse the Veed.me videographers and invite them personally to propose an idea.
We are also working on cool tools that will help businesses understand what kind of video they need and which videographers they should work with.
What is the cost ?
The client specify how much he is willing to pay for the video, and then the Veed.me creators decide if it works for them. the average at the moment is around $2,500-$3,000 for a great/creative video.
How do you go about attracting “Talented creators” from around the world ?
At the moment we are recruiting videographers from San Francisco, NYC, LA and Tel Aviv as we were 3 months in a Silicon valley based program called – UpWest Labs, which is an incubator for Israeli startups. We are growing our community in San Francisco, Los Angeles and NYC but also from other parts of the world. we are open to anyone!
What’s next for VeedMe?
We just launched an early Alpha at the moment so we are still working on the product and learning from feedback. We are now building our community of videographers and there are already many clients that asking for videos.
Why is it, in your opinion, that Israel is such an innovation hub?
Israelis are smart but what makes Israelis very successful is the fact they never give up, they are like bulldozers, they usually won’t quit until they achieved it and that’s why they are so dominant.
When it comes to Innovation and Israel, does Size Matter?
I guess that being in a small country makes you dream big. I think that’s one of the reasons we are considered a startup nation.
Glide lets you enjoy video chat on your own schedule. Just as we’ve grown tired of watching our favorite TV Shows live, Glide lets you record and broadcast videos in real-time, which are then saved to the cloud for on-demand consumption later on.
That said, users can still enjoy good ol’ live video chat in real time, but just in case your long-distance girlfriend or your mom can’t tune in right at that second, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy seeing your smiling, expressive face in video format later.
The app features live video chat for groups as well, letting you create and store various clusters of friends to video chat with. And Glide also promises that the app’s data usage is “half of what is required for a conventional video call,” with conventional likely referring to a Skype or FaceTime.
You can also send text messages and use emojis, even in the context of a live video chat.
Glide has raised over seven figures in funding, but isn’t disclosing the exact amount it took from stakeholders Orey Gilliam, former CEO of ICQ and AOL IM, and Philippe Schwartz, founder and former CEO of ooVoo.
Glide comes out of Israel, where the app soft-launched a few weeks ago. According to the founders, Glide is working on an Android version of the app as we speak.
Considering that both iPhone and Android users have video chat built right into their phones, and that Skype is readily available on most mobile devices, breaking into this tough market could be difficult. Especially when we remember that a good majority of users still prefer texting to the hassle of a choppy, low-quality video call.
However, the fact that Glide lets you choose between real-time and on-demand consumption of video could be a boon for the company. And with the help of ooVoo founder Phillippe Schwartz, they should be able to tackle the younger demographics who are gobbling up ooVoo like it’s thanksgiving dinner.
Glide is available now in the Apple App Store for free.
Video in Europe: Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris & London !! During the last month Idan has been on a journey through 8 different cities in europe looking for ambassadors for his next big global project… while there, he made a little something something…
“It’s been an exciting year for us as a start-up,” said Eitan Fogel, CEO of Idomoo, the leading provider of Personalized Video as a Service (PVaaS) solutions. “Since our appearance at the Mobile World Congress in February 2012, we have taken on over 40 new clients across the world and helped them deliver personalized and individually relevant messages to millions of their customers. The messages arrive as personalized videos that can be watched on computers, tablets and smartphones and our clients are exploring every kind of use case. We have financial institutions using personalized video to make complex statements more accessible to their customers and we have telecommunications providers sending personalized videos to welcome you and ensure that there are no hidden surprises in your first bill. We even have a retail chain that sends a personalized video to you on your birthday and gives you a discount off your next in-store purchase. The possibilities are limitless.”
Idomoo will be the first to admit that the idea of personalization as a business aid is as old as time. Neither does the company make any claims about discovering the power of video to engage users beyond the written word. The differentiating factor with Idomoo is its ability to mass produce millions of videos in the cloud, each one personalized so that the viewer always gets information that is specific and useful to them. This was evidenced when Idomoo won a prestigious award sponsored by Target at the ad:tech conference in New York in November 2012. The award capped an outstanding year for the company and bodes well for its future.
“We’re coming back to the Mobile World Congress in February this year with more confidence and experience. We’re meeting with a broad spectrum of the telecom segment from service providers through digital marketing agencies and more. Personalized videos help companies improve their relationships with their customers by making them accessible and transparent,” said Fogel.
For more information about Idomoo, you can contact them through their website –http://idomoo.com/contact-us.html or write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can meet the founders of the company at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 25-28, 2013 in Hall 5, Stand 5i70.