Interview with Leila Pflager from Motionbox, Inc.
TechAddress: Tell me a bit about your company, what it does and what’s your value proposition?
Motionbox: Motionbox is the online personal video sharing service that makes it easy to get to the good stuff. With Motionbox you simply highlight the moments you care about most, then instantly share them with others. Based in New York City, Motionbox was founded by media and technology industry veterans with years of experience in streaming media, network television, social networking and subscription Internet products. Videos are long. Life is short. Motionbox: Get to the good stuff. www.motionbox.com.
Motionbox has created a whole set of new technologies to help consumers deal with the explosion of video content, designed to help them get inside the video & easily share the moments they care about most with others. Motionbox enables consumers to share video, just as they’ve learned to share photos over the past 5 yrs on sites like Snapfish & OFOTO (Kodak EasyShare). Some new technologies include a filmstrip player, allowing you to rapidly scan through video, jump for point to point, share with others, and add tags. Through partnerships, Motionbox allows media companies and entertainment properties to leverage the power of community—and makes sharing videos as simple as sharing photos—while safeguarding their brands.
TechAddress: What makes your company stand apart from your competitors?
Motionbox: Motionbox changes the way people think about personal video — it’s no longer just home movies, or video that you shoot but never get around to watching, it’s about “getting inside the video” and easily sharing the parts you care about the most.
TechAddress: What are some of the main features?
Motionbox Filmstrip Player: let’s you get inside the video
Deep Tagging: let’s you tag portions of video to jump from point to point, making video searchable & shareable
TechAddress: Who’s your target customer or audience?
Motionbox: All consumers of video
TechAddress: Any new things in particular that you’re working on right now?
Motionbox: A video Mixer, which will give users the ability to combine & edit multiple video.
TechAddress: Where do you see your company heading in the future?
Motionbox: We’ll continue to introduce new and cutting edge ways to enable consumers to deal with the growing amount of video, to easily search and share for portions of the video they care about the most.
TechAddress: Any negative feedback or criticism regarding technology and services?
Motionbox: Not yet!
TechAddress: So what would you say is the guiding principle behind your company?
Motionbox: Videos are long. Life is short. Motionbox: Get to the Good Stuff.
TechAddress: What is the mission of your company and what are you bringing to the market that is innovative?
Motionbox: Motionbox has created a whole set of new technologies to help consumers deal with the explosion of video content, designed to help them get inside the video & easily share the moments they care about most with others
TechAddress: Where are you in terms of funding and your lifecycle?
Motionbox: Motionbox has closed a Round A series of $4.2M in funding.
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