Video Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) in the San Francisco Bay Area 2024

April 2024

Browse 22 of the top Video startups funded by Y Combinator. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, these are some of the hottest and fastest-growing startups.

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  • Mux
    Mux (w2016)Active • 140 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Mux is an API-first video platform designed by experts to make world-class video streaming and analytics possible for every development team. Self-optimizing videos take the guesswork out of encodings, delivery, and renditions. Mux makes your video look beautiful on every device, every time. We offer two products, Mux Video and Mux Data. Mux Video is a simple API to advanced video streaming. Powered by data and designed by video experts, Mux Video makes beautiful video possible for every development team. Post a video or live stream with a single API call, and watch it within seconds. Mux Video handles the encoding, storage, and delivery. QoE and performance analytics provided by Mux Data is included by default for every Mux video stream.This real-time data is used to create the right renditions for every device and title, resulting in greater reliability and better viewer experiences. Mux Data is a Quality of Experience analytics platform that measures the performance metrics that actually matter to viewers: rebuffering, startup time, video quality, and errors. Our intuitive dashboard quickly gives users the insight to find issues and make improvements through features like A/B testing, industry-wide scores, alerts, and detailed information about every single video view. The product works out of the box on HTML5, iOS, Android, and major OTT platforms. All data is available via exports and APIs, making it easy to integrate Mux Data into other systems.
    developer-tools
    video
    api
  • Twitch
    Twitch (w2007)Acquired • 2,000 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 100 million gamers gather every month to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
    community
    gaming
    social-media
    video
    social-network
  • Bitmovin
    Bitmovin (s2015)Active • 145 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Bitmovin has been a first mover in almost every significant development in online video, from building and deploying the world’s first (and fastest) commercial adaptive streaming (MPEG-DASH/HLS) HTML5 Player, to being the first to achieve 100x realtime encoding speeds in the cloud. Bitmovin provides HEVC as well as VP9 live streaming with 60FPS and 4K resolution, and built the first containerized video encoding solution with Docker and Kubernetes. Bitmovin products are completely in-house developed, easy and fast to integrate and highly customizable. In combination with our great support, documentation and SLAs, this is a true enterprise offering. To find out more about Bitmovin’s video infrastructure solutions, or about any individual products, contact sales@bitmovin.com, or visit our website: bitmovin.com
    developer-tools
    video
  • Laudable
    Laudable (s2021)Active • 5 employees • United States
    Laudable finds happy customers and their success stories hiding in your existing data - like call recordings, NPS, salesforce logs - and auto-generates case study content.
    saas
    b2b
    video
  • Sieve
    Sieve (w2022)Active • 6 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Sieve is a new kind of specialized cloud built specifically around video / audio understanding and generation use cases. We have a set of production-ready APIs available out of the box, and tooling that makes it easy to combine various models together in your apps — and share them with your team as an intuitive AI playground.
    artificial-intelligence
    video
  • Ping.gg
    Ping.gg (w2022)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ping Labs makes software for video creators on Youtube, Twitch and TikTok. We enable podcasters, live streamers, and more to bring guests into their video as easily as joining a Zoom call.
    video
    media
  • Taro
    Taro (s2022)Active • 3 employees • Redwood City, CA, USA
    Taro members get access to insider advice on how to get promoted at their company, detailed data on compensation, and invitations to exclusive networking events. Taro focuses on the non-coding parts of the job, with content + Q&A from leads at top tech companies, organized by level + company. The result is faster career growth for software engineers: improved onboarding, promotion, and pay increases. Sample topics include how to optimize performance review, effective code review, and faster onboarding. These are the skills essential for career growth that don't get taught in schools or bootcamps.
    developer-tools
    education
    community
    video
    creator-economy
  • imgix
    imgix (s2011)Active • 65 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Nobody should have to employ expensive imaging scientists and engineers for their business to get the most out of their visual media. This is where imgix has your back. imgix is a platform for managing, processing, rendering, optimizing, and delivering your existing visual assets so that you can meet the demands of your business and your team can stay focused on what they do best. The business demands on web visual media can blindside even the most hyper-aware content teams and developers. Just to be competitive on the Internet, you need your images to be sized perfectly to every device, served in one of any of a half dozen web formats, optimized to the absolute best perceptual quality while maintaining pinpoint performance, and distributed to wherever your users are, anywhere in the world. And that is just the baseline. Next-level imaging concerns like copyright, licensing, accessibility, moderation, illegal or explicit content, "fake news", and more, can threaten your business at any moment if not handled properly. Get any of these things wrong and you are shedding revenue, ceding ground to competitors, and potentially exposing your business to extreme liability. By working with imgix's powerful APIs, SDKs, user interfaces, and integrations, you can rest assured that any demands on your images and videos will always be met, now and into the future, without you having to invest in building it yourself or patching together a mishmash of open source and third-party technologies. Our platform is designed to ensure that your images are always working for your business and never against it. imgix was launched through the famed Y Combinator accelerator program. Its customers include Google, Lyft, Kickstarter, AirBnb, Coursera, Bonobos, Spotify, Vimeo, Bustle, and many others.
    developer-tools
    saas
    video
  • Revl
    Revl (w2016)Active • 22 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Revl is an experience technology company and Y Combinator 2016 Winter Batch member launching the Revl Arc smart action camera. Designed in coordination with frogVentures, Sony, Ambarella and leading engineers with backgrounds at NASA, HP and Sikorsky Aircraft, the Revl Arc is available for preorder and will begin shipping in December. Revl was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.revl.com
    machine-learning
    saas
    sports-tech
    b2b
    video
  • Videopixie (s2011)Active • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Videopixie is a marketplace for video production that allows users to have great video on the website, such as promotional videos and etc. Videopixie is a marketplace where you can hire the world’s best video professionals at a range of price points, to fit any budget. Retailers use Videopixie to make weekly product videos. Game companies use Videopixie to make trailers, using in-game footage, to air on national TV. Newly-weds use Videopixie to edit their five hours of ‘big-day’ footage into a five minute keepsake for life.
    marketplace
    video
  • Shred Video
    Shred Video (s2015)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Shred Video, a new startup launching out of Y Combinator, allows users to take footage from their iPhone, GoPro or drone and simply match it with a song from the user’s iTunes library. That’s all. Shred Video does the rest of the work. Taking into account the acceleration of the camera itself, Shred Video can pin-point the moments of action for surfers, snowboarders, skaters and other acceleration-based sports to highlight all of the coolest clips in your footage. And beyond that, Shred Video matches those epic moments with the beat-drop of the song.
    travel
    video
  • Vimmerse
    Vimmerse (w2022)Active • 7 employees • San Jose, CA, USA
    Vimmerse provides a platform and SDKs to transform photos into 3D videos. Your photos should do more.
    developer-tools
    virtual-reality
    b2b
    video
    advertising
  • Socialcam
    Socialcam (w2012)Acquired0 • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Socialcam is a new mobile video application coming to both iPhone and Android. Socialcam makes it fast, easy and fun to capture, share and view high quality movies of life's moments with friends and family.
    video
    social
  • Bitplay (w2010)Acquired • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    With Meetings.io you can meet face to face with anyone from around the world within your web browser. Meet with a client, a customer, your project team or your co-workers in person without ever leaving your desk by simply creating a tiny meeting room link and sharing the link with anyone you want to meet with. You can re-use your meeting room as many times as you want and you can have people drop in and out of the your room anytime. Because there's no sign ups or user registration needed to drop into a meeting room you can use Meetings.io as an online hangout for real time in person hangouts or as a telepresence system to attend meetings remotely.
    video
  • Indivio
    Indivio (s2017)Acquired • 8 employees • Redwood City, CA, USA
    Indivio's video creative automation capabilities enable modern marketing teams to more easily deliver dynamic video experiences that improve business outcomes.
    analytics
    video
    personalization
  • Knowmia (s2012)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning.
    education
    video
    personalization
  • Peer5
    Peer5 (w2017)Acquired • 11 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Peer5's P2P CDN improves content delivery for live and on demand video streams. As video streaming continues to become more mainstream and the streams themselves become HD and 4K, traditional CDNs struggle to deliver high quality viewing experiences. Many publishers try to keep up with peak demand by paying for more servers, many of which are almost never used and struggle with video playback. Not only is this expensive, but it's also inefficient, which is why at Peer5, we've created a P2P CDN to boost your video streaming capabilities. Our CDN works with your servers to ensure that as your viewership increases, your network gets stronger by offloading bandwidth to our peer network. On average, this has been shown to increase server capacity by 20x, offload 70% of bandwidth, increase viewing time by 30% and decrease instances of rebuffering by 40%. Our video streaming CDN uses emerging technologies, including HTML5 and WebRTC. They require no installation by end users and offer easy integration for content providers. We support many different streaming protocols, players and media servers.
    video
  • Virool (s2012)Acquired • 51 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    A LITTLE ABOUT VIROOL Virool is a video distribution platform for brand marketers that leverages programmatic technology to reach key influencers, making content more engaging and the ability to share easier than ever. Having served more than 75,000 global campaigns, Virool’s robust ActivView product suite and in-article native unit, deliver fully transparent and insightful analytics that offers viewability guarantees, emotional resonance and fraud protection. Within our platform, users can leverage a proprietary DMP of 450MM unique profiles to build custom, addressable audience segments across all screens. More than 100,000 multi-channel sites have activated video content from Virool via partnerships including Rubicon Project and direct native placements. Founded in 2012, Virool has raised $18.62M in funding from a collection of top VC firms and angel investors, including $6.62M in its seed round. It is the biggest seed investment that anymore Y-Combinator graduate has ever received.
    video
    advertising
  • Zencoder (w2010)Acquired • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Zencoder is a cloud-based video and audio encoding product suite from Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services. The Zencoder service provides customers with high quality, reliable encoding of live and on-demand video and access to unlimited video encoding power without having to pay for, manage and scale expensive hardware and software.
    video
    api
  • Omnisio (w2008)Acquired0 • Atherton, CA 94027, USA
    Omnisio was founded in 2007 by Ryan Junee, Simon Ratner and Julian Frumar, and was subsquently acquired by YouTube in July 2008. Omnisio enabled users to annotate and share videos from any website, and enabled markup of the structure within a video. On May 13, 2008, Omnisio launched a slide-syncing tool using SlideShare for slides and a host of video services.
    video
    media