Jan 5, 2012

Vettl, Developer Of Picotube Has Seed Round Fundraising / TechCrunch Japan

Picotube won first prize at TechCrunch Tokyo in the last November. Vettl is a developer of the service. The startup concluded fundraising for a seed round of 31 million yen. Investors include Shogo Kawada, an adviser of DeNA who is actively investing as an angel investor, Kenji Kasahara, CEO of mixi, and two other individual investors. Hidetaka Yamashita, the CEO of Vettl, has worked for mixi before.

Picotube has been used by limited number of users for closed beta, and from December 27, users who receive invitation from existing users can use the service.

TechCrunch Japan 12/27/2011 [jp]

  • Picotube allows users to view YouTube video together with friends on real time showing their avatars. It also allows to put effect on video.
  • http://www.picotube.tv/

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