Promo.com

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Promo.com
Private
IndustryVideo creation service
Video slideshows
FoundedTel Aviv, Israel 2012 (2012)
FounderTom More
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Tom More (Founder)
Number of employees
78
ParentEasyHi Ltd
Websitepromo.com

Promo.com (a.k.a. Promo by Slidely or previously Slide.ly) is a popular video maker and a cloud-based video creation service that is easy to use allowing the creation of videos from photos, video clips, and music.[1] The company, that started as Easy Hi Ltd. is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.,[2] with offices in NY and Warsaw, Poland.[3]

History[edit]

The company was founded as part of EasyHi Ltd in 2012 by Tom More, as a way to communicate the emotions behind his photos.[1] In June 2012, The company launched Slidely, a web application for users to create video slideshows from their photos and music. In September 2012 it went out of beta and in less than a year, the company reported that over two billion photos were shared using its web service.[4]

In November 2013, Slidely released an app, allowing iPhone mobile users to create videos using pictures on their phone.[5]

In July 2016 the company released its B2B product, PROMO, which provides access to millions of premium quality video clips from world-renowned partners, pre-edited licensed music and a user-friendly interface for customizing messages and logos. Since its release Promo has helped hundreds of thousands of businesses create videos, and the company reportedly doubled its team and became cash flow positive. In early 2018 the company won Best B2B Product of the year from Product Hunt, for their video creation service, Promo.

In October 2017, the company announced that it acquired Unstock, a mobile-first marketplace for authentic footage, based in Poland.

Business[edit]

Promo.com was incorporated in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2012 and employs 50 people as of 2018.[1] In its first year, the company raised $1.5 million in Series A funding[1][6][7]

To date, Promo.com raised approximately $13 million in funding rounds led by Benson Oak Capital.[2][8]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Perez, Sarah. "Slide.ly Is Bringing Back The Mashup With Its Social Slideshow Service". Techcrunch. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Israeli slideshow app Slidely bags $7.3M to fund mobile plans". VC Post. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Slidely acquires UnStock - 2017-10-03 | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. ^ More, Tom (3 May 2013). "Featured Startup Pitch: EasyHi's Slide.ly app enables the easy organizing of photos and videos as dynamic slideshows". Startup Beat. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Slide.ly iPhone App". Apple. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  6. ^ Veena Bissram. "Turn Holiday Photos Into a Video Slideshow With Slide.ly". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Easy Hi Launches Slide.ly and Receives $1M of Seed Funding". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  8. ^ Weber, Harrison (10 April 2014). "Slidely's 40M users and $7.3M in funding shows slideshows may be sexy after all". Venture Beat. Retrieved 23 April 2014.

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