38 posts and columns on Veoh
“I know it sounds crazy, but our new company, http://altly.com, is building an alternative to Facebook. More details soon :-)”
Here’s another bet on Web-based music: SoundCloud, a start-up that makes it easy to share streaming music, is about to land a funding round from high-profile investors.
News ByteMove Networks is now reportedly in dire health and looking for a buyer to put it out of its misery. Blog reports say that most of the company’s employees have been laid off and that CEO Roxanne Austin, former DirecTV president, has bailed. Tough market–ask Veoh and Qlipso.
It’s not a huge shock to see former start-up CEOs join big companies after the demise of their own. But this move is a bit more surprising: It means that Veoh founder and former CEO Dmitry Shapiro will be working for one of the companies that helped put him out of work.
Eqal, the Web video start-up best known for the “lonelygirl15″ series, has handed back the money it raised from its primary investor, Spark Capital. This sounds alarming, but you can think of it as an amicable divorce: Spark gets back all of its bubble-era investment and Eqal gets to keep going, with fresh money from new and existing investors.
How do you launch a Web video start-up without getting crushed by lawsuits and bandwidth bills? Launch a Web video search engine. That’s the thesis behind Clicker, a would-be TV Guide for Web video, which has raised an $11 million B round led by JAFCO Ventures, with participation from earlier investors Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The funding follows an $8 million round announced last fall that was actually raised in 2008.