Feb 11, 2014

[The Bridge] Japanese crowdsourcing platform for video production raises $3M

Viibar, startup which operates a crowdsourcing platform specializing in video production raised approximately 300 million yen in total ($3 million) from Globis Capital Partners and GREE Ventures. Further details were not disclosed. 
Viibar was founded in April of 2013, with the aim of offering high-quality video for affordable prices, matching creators (like video directors and videographers) with clients. According to Viibar CEO, Yuta Kamisaka, a few hundred creators have been already registered on Viibar.
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The Bridge 2/8/2014 [en]

  • Considering the company has less than an year history, it is impressive to raise $3 million. As crowdsourcing services particularly for vertical markets like design or translation are increasing, the industry may have won recognition as promising category. In addition, video would be another relevant topic along with smart device's growth on which visual will be more important than PC due to limited screen size for many industries from media to e-commerce. One of challenges would be video creation is more complicated than most of tasks on general crowdsourcing platforms like Crowdworks, which would make the service more difficult to grow fast. 
  • http://viibar.com/

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