Video Unicorns

10 Well-Known Unicorn Companies in the Video Industry

Here's a list of 10 video unicorn startups, including the well-known Loom and Epidemic Sound.

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The Video sector has grown tremendously in recent years.

And, this can be attributed to the introduction of new technologies that make it more convenient and efficient.

This post is about unicorns — privately held companies that reach billion-dollar valuations — that have some connection to Video.

We have collected a list of 10 Video unicorn startups.

10 Unicorn Companies in the Video Industry

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is an internet media company delivering news and entertainment to a global audience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    August 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2001

  • Founders:

    Ankit Gupta, John Johnson, Jonah Peretti

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Digital Entertainment, Internet, Journalism, News, Publishing, Social, Social News, Video

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $496,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound

EPIDEMIC SOUNDS is a music company that helps online creators and people with passion in music to make their own soundtrack absolutely free.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    David Stenmarck, Hjalmar Winbladh, Jan Zachrisson, Oscar Höglund, Peer Åström

  • Industries:

    Digital Entertainment, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $508,861,893

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Lightricks

Lightricks

Lightricks is a leading provider of mobile imaging solutions, with industry-leading expertise in image processing, camera integration, and computer vision.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Jerusalem

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Amit Goldstein, Itai Tsiddon, Nir Pochter, Yaron Inger, Zeev Farbman

  • Industries:

    Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Software, iOS, Mobile Apps, Photo Editing, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $205,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Loom

Loom

Loom helps organizations make communications better. It makes sharing and distributing video messages easy.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.53

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Joe Thomas, Shahed Khan, Vinay Hiremath

  • Industries:

    Enterprise Software, Messaging, Video

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $203,550,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Magic Leap is a next-generation wearable computer that enables users to interact with digital devices in a cinematic way.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.82

    B (

    October 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Plantation

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Brian Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Consumer Electronics, Software, Video, Wearables

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,978,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Meero

Meero

Meero provides AI-based services for enhancing photographs online. They offer image recognition modeling and visual search technology, as well as a curated marketplace of world-class photo editors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Guillaume Lestrade, Thomas Rebaud

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Photography, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $293,434,612

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Miaopai

Miaopai

Miaopai is a social media video app that provides users with an interactive video sharing technology through computer and mobile devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    November 2016

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Chan Sheng, Kun Han

  • Industries:

    Apps, Music Streaming, Software, Video, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $775,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Moviebook

Moviebook

Moviebook is a leading video recognition technology company focused on bringing accurate and intelligent video content discovery services to the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Ji Xiaochen

  • Industries:

    Human Computer Interaction, Image Recognition, Internet, Video

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥2,060,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Patreon

Patreon

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Jack Conte, Sam Yam

  • Industries:

    Media and Entertainment, Music, Podcast, Sponsorship, Video

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $413,300,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    34

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Vice Media

Vice Media

Vice is a multi-platform media company. They make television, videos, magazines, and websites about the things that interest young people.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.70

    B (

    April 2011

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Brooklyn

  • Started in:

    1994

  • Founders:

    Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi

  • Industries:

    Media and Entertainment, News, Publishing, Video, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,470,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    11

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