San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
vidIQ, a SaaS-based web service today announced its public availability and $800k+ funding as the first enterprise audience development suite designed to help YouTube marketers increase their views and subscribers. vidIQ helps YouTube marketers and social media managers rein in their YouTube channels, filter through the noise, and create value for their brand through vidIQ’s team-based collaborative workflow. vidIQ is available as a Starter solution for free, or as a powerful Enterprise offering for agencies and global brands.
“As YouTube’s popularity continues to skyrocket, it has become a critical destination for brands to engage with their audience. And, as YouTube has let us all know, ‘Audience development is equally as important as great content.’ CMOs and social media managers who use our suite are thrilled that they finally have a tool in their arsenal that allows them to double down on YouTube and drive real growth,” says Rob Sandie, CEO and Co-Founder of vidIQ. "This is a watershed moment for online video, and our tools ensure vidIQ’s users won’t be the last to arrive at the party.”
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vidIQ already successfully manages over 10 billion views, and serves everyone from agencies and networks to global brands. Some of vidIQ’s customers include AOL (TechCrunch and Moviefone), Mondo Media, and Revision3. CEO Rob Sandie says that “It’s incredibly rewarding to see our team’s hard work over the past year already becoming an indispensable tool for YouTube marketers.” John Evershed, CEO of Mondo Media, says that “VidIQ has become an important part of our daily YouTube operation – it allows us to optimize our content, gain insight into how our content is consumed, and engage with our viewers in a way that was previously not possible.” Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3 says, “Want to build an engaged audience, grow views, and manage multiple channels and videos on YouTube? vidIQ is the answer.”
To sign up for free, visit http://www.vidiq.com.
vidIQ today also announced it raised $800k+ in funding from Mark Cuban, David Cohen, Scott Banister, Peter Weck, Tod Sacerdoti, Don Hutchison, Jared Kopf, Jason Seats, William Lohse, Savan Devani, Shriraj Gaglani, and I/O Ventures. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have some of the biggest and most well respected angels in the industry validating our vision,” Sandie says. “There truly hasn’t been a more exciting time for online video – we’re very excited for the future.”
vidIQ is an agile team of video veterans revolutionizing the way YouTube marketers grow their audience. vidIQ’s CEO and Founder, Rob Sandie, was the former CEO and Founder of Viddler, and has been in the online video business since his days at Macromedia. vidIQ’s CTO, Todd Troxell, was the former Chief Architect at Viddler, and was instrumental in the development of Rackspace Cloud. The rest of vidIQ’s team comes from a diverse background, including Google, Wildfire Interactive, and Facebook.