I am very delighted to announce that I just joined Plymedia’s Advisory Board. Plymedia is a great Israeli start-up and behind the super cool site BubblePly , that let’s you add bubbles, callouts’, sub-titles, links, – you name it, to any video you like and share it with the world.
The viral power of BubblyPly is staggering. People are uploading their videos, or adding bubble’s, comments and links to other people videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Naturally most people like to turn videos more into more funny and entertaining by adding all kinds of comments. But it has also become very popular for people to translate videos and create sub-titles to foreign language movies as well.
Another interesting usage of the Ply’s (that is what the bubbles or video layers are called) is for educational purposes. Personally I love the concept and can easily see how this will become very popular. As with all user-generated stuff, the users will show us best the way for how BubblePly should be used.
Plymedia was founded by Ben Enosh (serial entrepreneur, and amongst other things, co-founded Cyota Inc – an Internet security company that was sold last year to RSA for $145 million) Yuval Klein, David Markowitz, Yoni Silberberg and Miki Dotan. I was first introduced to them by Gil Dibner from Genesis Partners and was really impressed by their product, great team and vision.
Although the Online video space is getting really crowded, I believe that PlyMedia has a very good chance turn this into something very exciting.
Business model? Advertising my friends – advertising! I can definitely see how advertisers could flock to this..
And by the way, Plymedia is raising financing, so if you are a interested – feel free to get in touch with me to learn more.
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