Overview

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Status
KnockaTV has been closed
Total Equity Funding
$4.5M in 2 Rounds from 5 Investors
Description:
KnockaTV is a video company offering community-based services.
Categories:
Content, Video
Website:
http://knockatv.com

Company Details

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Founded:
August 1, 2007
Closed:
February 28, 2008
Employees:
None found in Crunchbase

"The People Have Taken Over", KnockaTV's slogan, suggests the new and stealthy video company offers a community based video service, possibly a mix between social media site Digg and a conventional video streaming application. So far the details are few. KnockaTV is a project manned by the inventors of one of the first instant messenger clients, ICQ. It claims it will be a "hyper-interactive" as well as social center for video, with user generated content. Currently, KnockaTV is looking for producers to fill its site with original content. Once full of content, KnockaTV will allow its users will be able to decided what gets played and when.Companies such as Joost and YouTube offer messaging capabilities to their users who are watching the same content (YouTube's Streams is in the "testtube" phase). KnockaTV will almost certainly have chat features given the founders' previous experience with IM. Though an interesting concept, video interactivity has not yet been proven popular. It is arguably very contrary to the way consumers want to watch videos, as TV viewing has always been very passive. KnockaTV will offer one more way in which users may be enticed to change their behavior.

Funding Rounds (2) - $4.5M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2007$3.5M / Series A5
Feb, 2007$1M / Venture1

Products (1)

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News (8)

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DateNews
Mar 7, 2010VC Café - KnockaTV raises 1000000 in unknown round
Feb 14, 2008TechCrunch - Serious Drama As KnockaTV Shuts Down
Feb 14, 2008TechCrunch - Serious Drama As KnockaTV Shuts Down
Feb 13, 2008TechCrunch - KnockaTV May Be Heading To The DeadPool
Feb 13, 2008TechCrunch - KnockaTV May Be Heading To The DeadPool
Dec 3, 2007TechCrunch - Knocka.tv Comes Out Swinging, Does it Pack a Punch?
Aug 7, 2007TechCrunch - ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV
Aug 6, 2007TechCrunch - ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV

Offices/Locations (1)

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    Israel

Past Team (3)

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