Medal.tv, a video clipping service for gamers, gets in the livestreaming market with Rawa.tv acquisition

Medal.tv, a video clipping service for gamers, gets in the livestreaming market with Rawa.tv acquisition

Medal.tv, a short-form video clipping service and social media network for players, is getting in the livestreaming market with the acquisition of Rawa.tv, a Twitch rival based in Dubai, which had actually raised around $1 million to date. The seven-figure, all-cash offer will see two of Rawa’s founders, Raya Dadah and Phil Jammal, now joining Medal, and further […] “A lot of companies that target that market don’t actually comprehend the subtleties and attempt to reproduce existing Far-Eastern or western models that are doomed to stop working,” he said. Rawa, as the first livestreaming platform devoted to Arab gaming, had actually developed out its own proprietary live and network streaming innovation that’s now used in all its products. Going forward, Rawa will continue to run as a different platform, however it will end up being more firmly incorporated with Medal, the company says. The staying Rawa team will continue to run the livestreaming platform under co-founder Jammal’s leadership following the deal’s close, and the Rawa HQ will stay based in Dubai.

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Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that aimed to tackle many of the problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media […] …

VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app utilized by online developers, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the business’s preliminary $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments in 2015. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […] Today, the app provides a number of tools that let you give a video a specific visual(like a dreamy vibe, creative feel, or 8-bit appearance, for example). In addition to modifying their content directly, users can swipe through a vertical home feed in the app where they can view the video edits others have applied to their own content for inspiration. Unlike some of its video editor rivals, VOCHI offers a robust complimentary experience where around 60% of the filters and results are readily available without having to pay, along with other fundamental modifying tools and material. VOCHI helps to follow the path of motivation, education and offers tools for creativity through video,” stated Andrei Avsievich, General Partner at Bulba Ventures, where VOCHI was nurtured.

Carlyle to obtain live broadcasting and streaming tech outfit LiveU for over $400M, say sources

Carlyle to obtain live broadcasting and streaming tech outfit LiveU for over $400M, say sources

Streaming is the name of the content video game nowadays, and now among the business that builds tech to do this from anywhere in the world is getting obtained. LiveU — — whose satellite/cellular hardware and software for catching and delivering live streaming and broadcasting video is used by over 3,000 big media organizations — […]. … It was not that long ago that you just saw live video on television, utilizing a minimal set of broadcast channels. Now, we have live, or near-live, or on-demand moving images coming at us from everywhere. On-demand and live streamed video can be discovered on apps (both those committed to broadcasting, and those that provide it together with other content like YouTube, Facebook, and more) and websites; and not just Televisions but phones, tablets and computer systems. The other factor for the hike, it appears, is that LiveU itself has actually grown in size through an acquisition of its own.

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WaitWhat raises $12M to double down on what comes after podcasts

WaitWhat raises $12M to double down on what comes after podcasts

As podcasting continues to gain ground among traditional consumers as a digital media platform alongside music, video, and the printed word, a startup that went far for itself through building material for the medium has actually closed a round of funding to help it explore what follows. WaitWhat, co-founded by two of the people […] “We’re working on an ingenious content format for physical well-being that lives inside of workouts, however will come at the experience through storytelling,” the set said in an e-mail (which we had to move to after our phone discussion, while they were on the road in an automobile, broke up. “We see an outsized opportunity for alternative material that lives at the intersection of daily routine and fulfilling human potential. They keep in mind that in the seed round, they raised half of the funds from investors who identify as women. “We in fact wrote into our term sheet that WaitWhat will always preserve gender balance on the board.

Atomic-backed Jumpcut utilizes data to advance variety in film

Atomic-backed Jumpcut utilizes data to advance variety in film

Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a teacher at the Wharton School, but about ten years earlier, he spent his summertime in an unlikely way: he wrote a screenplay. Set in India, his script amassed some interest from producers, but nobody started to money a movie by a newbie Indian director. Now, movies […] Jumpcut uses an algorithm to scan hundreds of thousands of videos from platforms like YouTube, Reddit, and Wattpad to find appealing skill. Because Hopkins isn’t openly understood as an author, she assumed that Jumpcut found her through a television network she had actually pitched a script to, however that wasn’t the case. Once the developers have an idea that tests well with a broad audience, they’re welcomed to Jumpcut Collective, an incubator program that assists artists establish a concept from an idea to a pitch in 6 weeks. Out of the twelve Jumpcut projects presently underway, Hosanagar states that 9 or ten of them came out of the incubator.