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)
Industrydigital distribution, film distribution, OVP, SVOD
Employees25 (as of July 2015)[1]
Websitevhx.tv

VHX was 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.[12] 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. ^ Bernstein, Paula (2014-12-19). "How They Funded It: 'Cowspiracy' Shares The Secrets to Crowdfunding Success". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  12. ^ "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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