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139 Townsend
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94107


Co-Founder & CEO
VP Engineering
Advisory Board


TOTAL $21.4M
Seed, 12/2010
Riaz Valani
Horizons Ventures
Anduin Capital
Seavest Capital Partners
Peter Boboff
Eric Chen
Jay Gould
Series A, 6/2012
819 Capital
Stan Shuman
Hosain Rahman
Phil knight
SRI International
Seavest Capital Partners
Gordon Crawford
Venture Round, 10/2012
Debt, 1/2012



In a single click, Tout enables leading news, sports and entertainment brands to create, distribute and monetize mobile video news updates in real-time.

The Tout platform is fundamentally redefining how the world’s leading news brands engage their audience - and enabling them to create, publish and monetize video news updates viewed around the globe.

Tout’s cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application enable traditional media companies to transform their journalists into broadcasters overnight. Over 10,000 journalists worldwide are using the Tout mobile application to capture quick news video updates from the field - those updates are published in less-than-30-seconds from leaving the smart phone to their website, mobile APP’s, Youtube Channels, social media channels and anywhere else they seek to engage audience.

In TechCrunch Anthony Ha wrote that as of March 2012, “12 million people have visited Tout since it launched, including 3.7 million in the last 30 days. Seventy-five million Touts have been shared overall.”

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Tout received $6.02M in Venture Round funding. (10/1/12)
    Posted 10/31/13 at 10:14pm
  • Check
    Tout added James Martinez as Head of Mobile Engineering. (8/1/12)
    Posted 8/26/13 at 10:45pm
  • Check
    Tout added Jonathan Cobb as VP Engineering. (7/1/12)
    Posted 8/28/12 at 8:35pm
  • Dollar
    Tout received $13.4M in Series A funding. (6/29/12)
    Posted 7/11/12 at 7:53am via
  • Check
    Tout added Colin Crawford as Advisor. (5/1/12)
    Posted 9/4/12 at 5:05pm
  • Check
    Tout — Tout added Jason Ling as Sr. Director of Product (4/1/12)
    Posted 6/20/12 at 4:12pm
  • Check
    Tout added Derek Brinkman as VP of Product. (3/15/12)
    Posted 7/9/12 at 4:36pm
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    Tout — Tout added Derek Brinkman as VP of Product (3/15/12)
    Posted 6/20/12 at 4:09pm
  • Dollar
    Tout received $2.69M in Debt funding. (1/23/12)
    Posted 9/4/13 at 3:05am via
  • Check
    Tout added Fred McIntyre as Advisor. (1/1/12)
    Posted 5/29/12 at 2:10pm
  • Check
    Tout — Tout added Simon Yeo as VP of Technical Operations (12/14/11)
    Posted 6/20/12 at 4:11pm
  • Check
    Tout added Peter Goldstein as VP, Engineering. (6/14/11)
    Posted 11/28/12 at 3:44am
  • Check
    Tout added Scott Epstein as Chief Marketing Officer. (4/1/11)
    Posted 10/3/11 at 12:37pm
  • Dollar
    Tout received $2M in Seed funding. (12/15/10)
    Posted 5/19/10 at 5:25pm via
  • Check
    Tout added Chris Redlitz as Advisory Board. (1/1/10)
    Posted 4/8/10 at 6:23am
  • Check
    Tout added Frank Meehan as Board of Directors. (1/1/10)
    Posted 6/20/12 at 9:30am


Tout CEO on CNBC Squawkbox

Added: 2/10/14

Tout CEO on Twitter’s Video Future

Added: 2/10/14


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