VHX

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VHX Corp.
VHX logo 2013.jpg
Type of site
Subsidiary of Vimeo
Headquarters New York City, New York State, United States
Founder(s)
Industry digital distribution, film distribution, OVP, SVOD
Employees 25 (as of July 2015)[1]
Website vhx.tv

VHX is a digital distribution platform targeting independent filmmakers.[2] The platform allows artists to sell content directly from their own website, providing design, social media integration, search engine optimization, and analytics tools.[3] In May 2016, VHX was acquired by Vimeo.[4]

History[edit]

VHX was founded in 2011 by Jamie Wilkinson and Casey Pugh as a video sharing community called VHX.tv to discover and watch videos from around the web.[5] After helping Aziz Ansari release his standup special Dangerously Delicious in 2012, VHX shifted its focus to empowering filmmakers to sell their work online.[6]

In June 2013, VHX was named to "The 2013 IndieWire Influencers List".[7]

VHX is raising a $5 million round led by Comcast Ventures. Investors who had previously put $3 million into the company, including Union Square Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Reddit Chairman Alexis Ohanian, are also investing.[8]

Content highlights[edit]

VHX provides streaming and DRM-free downloads of premium video content for many different artists and distributors.[9] Some titles that have used VHX for online distribution include:

Notable Films[edit]

Notable series[edit]

Notable distributors[edit]

Funding[edit]

VHX is funded by Union Square Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Chris Sacca, William Morris Endeavor, Alexis Ohanian, and Matt Mullenweg, among others.[citation needed] In August 2013, the company announced a $3.2 million Series A round of financing.[11] The company previously raised $1.25 million in its seed round of funding in June, 2012. Previously it was bootstrap funded by the founders for its first year of operation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VHX Homepage". 
  2. ^ a b Lawler, Ryan (19 June 2012). "VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (16 September 2012). "VHX For Artists now open for distribution and disruption". GigaOM. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (2 May 2016). "Vimeo Acquires VHX, Bolstering Subscription VOD Tools". Variety. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Joshua (13 April 2011). "VHX is the TV-Esque Experience for the Web You Always Wanted". Tubefilter. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "VHX enters the film distribution business". Wakefield. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "The 2013 Indiewire Influencers". Indiewire. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "re/Code". recode. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Fleishman, Glenn (27 September 2012). "First-person shooters". The Economist. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "WISH I WAS HERE". wishiwashere.vhx.tv. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  11. ^ "VHX Raises $3 Million More for Its Sell-It-Yourself Video Service". All Things D. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

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