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Headquarters
440 Lafayette St.
New York, NY
USA
San Francisco, USA

People

CEO & Co-founder
Co-Founder & President
Co-Founder & CTO
CFO
VP of Product Design, Co-Founder
VP, Engineering
Board of Directors
Board Director
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Funding

TOTAL $30M
FUNDING TOTAL $30M
Series A, 8/2007
$600k
Series B, 6/2009
Amazon
Madrona Venture Group
SoftTech VC
Bruce Livingstone
$4.4M
Series C, 6/2011
Spectrum Equity
Madrona Venture Group
Amazon
$25M

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Animoto

Animoto generates custom, professional-looking slideshows from user-uploaded music and photos. Their “patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology and high-end motion design” drives the web app. They say the Cinematic A.I. analyzes users’ photos and music like an actual director and editor. For instance, to analyze music the genre, song structure, energy, rhythm, instrumentation, and vocals are all taken into consideration.

Once completed, videos can be emailed, downloaded and embedded into other sites. The company says no two videos are ever the same.

Animoto’s founders have a good amount of experience in the entertainment industry having produced shows for MTV, Comedy Central and ABC among other things. The company is based in New York City, but also has an office in San Francisco.

Slide and RockYou are Animoto’s biggest competitors, but the company sees them more as potential partners since neither is doing what Animoto is doing.

In May 2008 Amazon funded the startup with an undisclosed amount.

As of June 2008, Animoto videos can be purchased on DVD or downloaded in DVD-quality formats directly from the Animoto website, and users can enjoy their videos on computers, televisions, and even large projection screens.

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Videos

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Animoto iPhone App Review - AppVee.com

Added: 1/15/14
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How to Create an Animoto Video

Added: 2/17/14

Screenshots

Animoto screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 1/15/14
Animoto screenshot
Above: Create a Video
Uploaded: 1/15/14

Products

Animoto

Websiteanimoto.com
StageLive
Tags photos, music, slideshow, video, ad-supported-software, video-marketing

Animoto is a web application that, with the click of a button, produces videos using images and music that a user selects. Using their patent-pending Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor & director, the resulting video has the emotional impact of a movie trailer and the visual energy of a music video.

Animoto screenshot
Animoto Animoto Animoto

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Animoto

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  1. Citation Needed [add]
  2. Animoto Is Already Cash-Flow Positive, Raises Another Round To Go To 11 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Animoto In It To Win It, Takes $25 Million In Third Venture Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Citation Needed [add]
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