Company Overview

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Founded:
October 1, 2006
Founders:
Michal Tsur, Eran Etam, Shay David, Ron Yekutiel
Employees:
160
Funding:
$116.1M
Categories:
Web CMS, Content, Video Editing, Open Source, Music, Web Tools, Media, Collaboration, Video, Software
Description:
Kaltura is an open source online video platform enhancing websites with customized video, photo and audio functionalities.

Detailed Description

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Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 100,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and system integrators use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities. Kaltura's features and products enable easy deployment of custom work-flows involving video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization and analysis. The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at www.kaltura.org. A commercial version of the software can be obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development.

Founded in 2006, New York based Kaltura is a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance' (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and http://exchange.kaltura.com/.

Why Open Source Video? The open-source approach accelerates adoption and spurs innovation that rapidly and cost-effectively enables a multitude of highly-integrated solutions for a wide variety of use cases and verticals. While the platform itself is free, Kaltura profits by providing a wide range of value added services to its platform users. Our open source cost structure coupled with our large and fast growing customer base enables us to deliver these services at competitive pricing, and provide customer with several main benefits:

- No vendor lock-in - setting up a video platform and integrating it into existing workflows takes time and money, regardless of which platform you use - Kaltura is open source, so you're not locked in with a certain vendor, you have full access to the source code and can always continue to use the code, and your time and effort will never be wasted.

- SaaS vs. On Prem - Kaltura is the only platform that can be deployed as a hosted solution (like the other platforms in the market), or as a self-hosted platform behind your own firewall. This provides full security and control for organizations that have an on premise deployment policy. You can also select a hybrid of the two, and migrate from SaaS to On Prem.

- Application Exchange - Kaltura is the only provider that has an Application Exchange - a marketplace of add-ons, plug-ins, and applications that enhance the platform.

- Highest level of: FLEXIBILITY - open source code that can be tweaked and changed according to specific needs.

- Fastest pace of: INNOVATION - due to our global open source community of more than 10,000 members.

- EASIEST integration with existing systems - Kaltura's platform is modular and designed to fit into your existing systems and workflows. We have both pre-packaged extensions for leading CMS and LMS systems like Drupal, WordPress, Blackboard, Moodle and many more, as well as custom integration solutions for authentication systems, proprietary CMSs, payment systems, and more.

Since its public launch, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards and endorsements, including the coveted TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award, Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award, Microsoft’s 2009 ‘most promising Israeli web startup’ award, AlwaysOn’s ‘top 250 startup’ and ‘top 100 media company’ awards, LeWeb’s ‘top 30 web startup’ award, the Open World Forum ‘Open Innovation’ award, Esquire Magazine’s ‘8 most promising Web 3.0 companies’, TV Week’s ‘5 most promising video startups for 2009’, and IDC’s ‘top 10 innovative application companies’.

Kaltura's customers and partners include media companies, universities, enterprises and SMBs and service providers. Kaltura has also partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation to provide a collaborative video solution for Wikipedia. Additional select customers include Fox, Paramount, HBO, Warner Brothers, The Times of India, Best Buy, Texas Instruments, Coldwell Banker, MIT, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, NYU, Columbia University, and Siemens.

Current Team (10)

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Past Team (7)

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    Leah Belsky

    VP Strategy, General Manager - EMEA
    Nov, 2009 - Jun 27, 2012
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    Nir Erlich

    Head of Mobile and Player
    Jan 1, 2012 - Aug 1, 2012
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    Kevin Freund

    R&D and Professional Services - United States
    Nov 1, 2010 - Jul, 2012
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    Anna Nativ

    VP Professional Services
    2010 - Jan, 2012
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    Yuval Shemesh

    Managing Projects and Operations
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    Adi Vaxman

    Sr. Director of Business Operations
    Jun, 2009 - May, 2013
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    Cindy Yates

    Worldwide Managing Director

Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (3)

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Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (12)

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    .406 Ventures

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    Intel Capital

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    Nexus Venture Partners

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • West Coast Office

    369 Pine Street,

    Suite 410

    San Francisco, 94104

  • Latin America Office

    Av. Nova Independencia 1061 – Brooklin

    São Paulo,

  • European Office

    4th Floor, Northumberland House

    303-306 High Holborn

    London, WC1V 7JZ

Competitors (3)

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    Maven Networks

    Maven Networks is an online video platform provider with end-to-end video syndication, content...
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    Brightcove

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