M&E Startup Pitch Night 2018

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Dec 16, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Media & Entertainment Startup Pitch Night


On Thursday, December 6th, Filmologic hosted their first annual Media and Entertainment Startup Pitch Night at the AWS Pop-Up Loft in San Francisco. We sponsored this event where venture capitalists, industry leaders, and media and entertainment professionals gathered to hear from some of the most innovative startups in the media and entertainment industry.

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It was an incredible venue, with exciting startups and great attendees for our first pitch night event. Here’s what happened if you missed it:

Featured Startups

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We had 6 media technology startups pitch to our panel of judges, covering a wide variety of fields.

Visby

We let filmmakers create photographic, cinematic images that don’t look like they came from a video game.

Otsimo

Otsimo is democratizing access to special education through its leading game-based learning app, teaching children core skills vital to cognitive and behavioral development.

Sarafan

Sarafan is an affiliate program for media monetization. It works on the base of AI engine Sarafan.AI, that recognizes fashion and beauty items in photos and videos and selects similar outfit in a webstore.

Axum Graphics

We are developing cutting-edge technology for cloud-based, browser-hosted, interactive content streaming in real time.

Sifthub

Tinder for TV Shows.

Geopogo

3D made simple. Our user-friendly software makes it easy and quick for anyone to design and share a 3D virtual space in real-time, revolutionizing the way people can create and collaborate in 3D. Each startup had five minutes to pitch to our panel of judges, which included investors Ben Werdmuller and Neil Devani and Business Development Lead of Media Solutions at Amazon, Christopher Kuthan. The discussion was moderated by our very own Igor Boshoer, co-founder of Linc and organizer of the Filmologic community. Their pitch was followed by 5 minutes of judges’ Q&A.

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In addition to the presentations, everyone enjoyed food, drinks, and networking with people in the media technology community throughout the evening.

All the companies did a fantastic job of presenting and answering questions, and witnessing the pitches was a great experience for the entire audience. It was an opportunity to not only learn about new technologies and companies but also to learn about pitching and what investors are looking for. The entire evening was inspirational for everyone there.

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Thank you to everyone who supported this event

Our first startup pitch night would not have been a success without the support of our sponsors, judges, startups, and attendees - thank you!

Events like these are part of what inspires and supports the entrepreneurial culture that is rapidly changing our industry. Media technology drives how people interact with content and the world, and startups like these are shaping the future of media and entertainment. We cannot wait to see what’s in store for these companies.

We plan to host more events like this one, so if you are a startup, investor, or media technology professional, join the Filmologic Meetup group or follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop.