Viddy backed by Shakira, Jay-Z

New video app gets some star power.

By - April 24, 2012
Viddy header

Viddy, a new video capture and sharing app, recently reached the top of the app charts thanks to its skyrocketing popularity – and thanks to funding from a long list of celebrities and influential people.

The app allows users to shoot 15-second videos, customise and edit them, then share them across multiple platforms.

The list of influential backers includes Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone; Omniture founder, Josh James; Skull Candy chairman, Jeff Kearl; Jay Z’s co-founded entertainment label, Roc Nation; Overbrook Entertainment (founded by Will Smith and manager James Lassitter); ShoeDazzle founder, Brian Lee; professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek; Barcelona FC and Spain star, Gerard Pique; and pop singer, Shakira.

Viddy originally raised $6 million from initial investors, but the co-founder and CEO, Brett O’Brien, told The New York Times that he plans for the celebrity backing to give the app some stronger momentum.

“Shakira has 40 million fans on Facebook and she is huge in Latin America. I’m pretty sure this will help us get bigger in Latin America.”

Source: The New York Times
Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Can you get fibre-to-the-home where you live?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Chinese government tightens control of country’s Internet

Internet censorship

China’s legislature approved a sweeping national security law on Wednesday to tighten control of the internet and empower the state to take “all necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty.

Government sold Vodacom stake for a discount

Vodacom Ball

The Public Investment Corporation secured itself a discount when it came to the government’s rescue by buying its stake in cellphone operator Vodacom Group.

Best ADSL prices in South Africa

South Africa ISPs

Telkom recently announced price reductions on its ADSL and VDSL products – here’s how the new pricing stacks up against other ISPs’ offerings.

MTN coming to underground Gautrain stations

MTN store logo

Gautrain commuters on MTN will soon be able to access the network in underground stations.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)