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Zype wants to make video publishing and management easier for users who distribute over-the-top (OTT) content on video apps, turning fans into customers.
Two best friends, Ed Laczynski and Chris Bassolino, in New Jersey, founded Zype. They worked on the idea together and launched a video distribution platform for OTT in 2014. Both of these co-founders shared an immense passion for amazing video and they wanted people to create incredible video content and get paid for their hard work.
The two co-founders wanted to make it easier to enjoy great content without any hassles or hurdles. They worked on a project for another company that encompassed topics like technology, content management systems, bandwidth, business relations, and e-commerce.
They built an early streaming portal in 2008 for a client and presented the experience at a conference the following year in a session titled “Building a Video Portal in Rails – Or How the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Started Streaming.” They wanted to take full advantage of the ubiquity of cheap bandwidth and the availability of cloud computing.
The process to launch the portal was very lengthy because it required the coordination of multiple teams and vendors. They were very pleased with the results, seeing a content owner deliver video over the web through a branded destination straight to their fans and followers. That same client came back to Ed and Chris several years later and asked them to launch another video portal for another brand. That is when they decided to use all of their collected resources and experiences to develop a video uploading platform that streamlined the entire development process and user experience.
Zype quickly went from being a passion project to being a company they were passionate about. In October 2015, the company received $1.6 million in seed funding led by Revel Partners. In August the following year, Zype received $2 million in seed funding from Revel Partners. Now they work with big video content creators on sites like YouTube, Snapchat, and Vine. The company has successfully made some of the biggest internet celebrities by converting avid fans and followers to dollars.
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