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Hyperbeam

API for shared embeddable web browsers

Emebedding third-party apps and websites can often be a nightmare due to incompatible platforms, security issues, and poor UX. Adding multiplayer functionality to these embeds makes this problem exponentially more difficult. Enter Hyperbeam—an API that lets you embed virtual computers anywhere, including web, mobile, VR, and even VSCode. You can then open any third-party website or application, synchronize audio and video flawlessly among multiple participants, and add multi-user control with just a few lines of code. Uses cases and customer segments include remote learning, virtual offices, online casinos, productivity, watch parties and more. We are three technical founders from the University of Waterloo, and worked as engineers at Facebook, Yahoo, and Lyft. Our technology is battle-tested–we currently stream over 1.25M hours of video per month across every continent. https://hyperbeam.com?ch=yc

Hyperbeam
Founded:2021
Team Size:3
Location:Waterloo, Canada
Group Partner:Aaron Epstein

Active Founders

Philip Scott

Philip is the co-founder and CEO of Hyperbeam, an API for embedding multiplayer web browsers. He studied software engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he met his co-founders Ambareesh Balaji and Declan Goncalves. For their capstone project, they created a watch party site called Tutturu.tv to watch anime with their friends. Tutturu.tv garnered 150K monthly active users and evolved into Hyperbeam. He has interned at numerous startups and big tech companies, including Lumina and Yahoo.

Philip Scott
Philip Scott
Hyperbeam

Ambareesh Balaji

Ambareesh is the co-founder & CTO of Hyperbeam, an API for embedding multiplayer web browsers. He met his co-founders Philip and Declan at the University of Waterloo, where Hyperbeam started off as their engineering capstone project Tutturu.tv, a watch party site with 150K monthly active users. He has interned as a Software Engineer at startups and big tech companies alike, such as Globality and Facebook.

Ambareesh Balaji
Ambareesh Balaji
Hyperbeam

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TL;DR: Hyperbeam lets you embed any third-party website or application, synchronize audio and video flawlessly among multiple participants, and add multi-user control with just a few lines of code.

Hey YC 👋

We’re Philip, Amby, and Declan, and we’re building Hyperbeam 👾

🤔 The Problem

Embedding third-party apps and websites can often be a nightmare due to incompatible platforms, security issues, and poor UX. Adding multiplayer functionality to these embeds makes this problem exponentially more difficult. This is an issue that countless remote learning, productivity, online social, and metaverse platforms face when building their products.

💡 Our Solution

Enter Hyperbeam—an API that lets you embed virtual computers anywhere, including web, mobile, VR, and even VSCode. You can then open any third-party website or application, synchronize audio and video flawlessly among multiple participants, and add multi-user control with just a few lines of code.

⚙️ How it Works

  1. Sign up on the Hyperbeam Dashboard
  2. Generate an API key and integrate the Hyperbeam API
  3. Customize the UX to your use case (e.g. control permissions, FPS, permitted websites, WebGL)
  4. Launch and track your user engagement!

On the backend, we’re spinning up a VM and running a resource-optimized fork of Chromium which we then stream to participants via WebRTC. Since we’re hosting the servers running the applications, multiple users can connect and control the virtual computer seamlessly, and their client just needs to handle a video stream.

🙏 Asks

If you or someone you know is building a…

  • 🎓 Remote learning platform
  • 🏢 Virtual office
  • 💻 Remote productivity tool
  • 👾 Metaverse
  • 🏟️ Virtual conferencing app
  • 🥽 VR app

…we’d love to talk!

Join us on Discord, book a meeting with the founders, or sign up for a free API key. Thanks!