WASHINGTONDec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SPROCKIT, the global marketplace that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between the world’s top market-ready startups and media, entertainment and technology companies to drive innovation, today announced its 2017 cohort raised more than $237 million in funding, including more than $100 million since joining SPROCKIT.

“SPROCKIT’s startups continue to raise the bar for all media, entertainment and technology startups, setting and re-setting industry standards for excellence and the ability to seamlessly integrate their solutions with some of the leading businesses in the world, creating immediate value for all parties,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO, SPROCKIT.

Interactive video platform Verse and data-driven advertising solutions leader VideoAmp each raised over $20 millionsince joining SPROCKIT this year. Other SPROCKIT members who raised funds since joining SPROCKIT include AlertMeDivvyCloudEpidemic SoundGraphikaICX MediaNGCodecStreamRootTradeCastValossaVoiceQ and Wildmoka.

The current class also secured numerous awards and partnership agreements:

  • Data+Math announced partnership agreements with AMC Networks, A+E Networks, Discovery Communications and Fox News to commercially test its data and analytics platform.
  • Epidemic Sound joined forces with EQT Mid Market to leverage EQT’s global footprint, experience in scaling high-growth businesses.
  • Elastic Media announced a partnership with Channel 2 News, Israel’s leading news broadcaster, to deliver news broadcasts to mobile devices.
  • Livescale was named one of Facebook’s first Live360 Partner, partnered with Fox Sports to air liveVR sporting events and partnered with Halvision for SRT support.
  • Pixability won the Global Video Innovation Award from SPROCKIT corporate member Google and its Premier Partner program and was additionally selected as a Snapchat Certified Partner and a Facebook Marketing Partner.
  • Streamroot was selected as one of eight participants in the inaugural Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio program, led by SPROCKIT corporate member Verizon Digital Media in partnership with R/GA, alongside SPROCKIT alumnus Scorestream.

“SPROCKIT has been a difference-maker for AlertMe by introducing us to major media players, including a partnership which tripled AlertMe engagement in less than 60 days,” said Adam Shapiro, cofounder of AlertMe, an audience engagement platform for online content. “Every publisher gets inundated with startup pitches, and SPROCKIT helps cut through the noise to get us noticed.”

Startups interested in participating in the SPROCKIT program and connecting with SPROCKIT corporate members, including FOX Networks Group, Google, Hearst Television, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA, Univision and Verizon Digital Media Services, are invited to apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with accepted startups invited to participate in future SPROCKIT Sync meetings at corporate member offices as well as the SPROCKIT hubs at key industry events, including Las Vegas in January and NAB Show in April, to foster collaboration.

Corporations interested becoming SPROCKIT members should email success@sprockitglory.com.

SPROCKIT is a global marketplace that curates, connects and fosters collaboration among leading media, entertainment and technology companies and world’s top market-ready startups to bring innovative products, services and revenue models to market. Since its launch in 2013, more than 125 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, experiencing numerous successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

Do you know a hot startup in the media, technology and entertainment industry that should be part of the SPROCKIT community?

SPROCKIT is actively recruiting new startups to join the class of 2018. Apply here by December 31 to participate in the NAB Show 2018 and all 2018 SPROCKIT Syncs, including our next Sync in LA in February 2018.

We are the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and tech companies to drive innovation.

Why be part of SPROCKIT?


We’re selective. Throughout the year, a maximum of 30 established startups join our year-long program, based on the startup’s ability to solve an industry pain point. Corporate partners, including Verizon, Fox, Google, Hearst, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA and Univision, recognize the value of being selected to participate in the program.

We’re well connected. SPROCKIT hosts a variety of well-attended events throughout the year to foster communication and collaboration among our corporate partners and participating startups.

  • NAB Show provides SPROCKIT members with dedicated stage time, turn-key booth space, private meeting rooms, complimentary admission and accommodation, just to name a few of the many perks.
  • SPROCKITeers meet for day-long Syncs through the year to connect fellow startup and corporate members. Click here to check out highlights from this year’s SPROCKIT Sync Silicon Valley.

We’re results-oriented. The 2017 SPROCKITeers raised more than $100 million in funding since July, won numerous awards and made impactful partnership deals with industry leaders.

Click here for more information, and email success@sprockitglory.com if you’re interested in joining as a corporate partner or a startup. 

We also appreciate recommendations and introductions. The best startups and corporate partners almost always come from referrals.

SPROCKIT will host its inaugural Startup Suite this January in Las Vegas, featuring 10 of our premier startup and corporate powerhouse members transforming the media, entertainment and technology industries.

The SPROCKIT Startup Suite, being hosted at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, will cut through the conference noise and connect Fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists and influencers to the hottest market-ready media, entertainment and technology startups.

Click here to join us and other movers and shakers for networking, curated discussions with Dave Knox, former managing director at WPP Ventures and author of Predicting the Turn, and Michael Tchong, a leading trend forecaster and founder of Ubercool.

Learn more about our featured startups and discussions below. We would love to see you there!

Programming Overview


Tuesday, January 9

  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Libations and Lively Conversation
    Join us for a drink before beginning your night

Wednesday, January 10

  • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Innovation in the Media, Entertainment and Technology field. Hear from Dave Knox on Innovation, followed by a book signing and short discussions
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. SPROCKIT Startup Office Hours. The perfect “flex” time for startups to meet with influencers, corporate decision makers and others in the Suite
  • 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Trends in the Media, Entertainment and Technology field.
    Hear from Michael Tchong on UberTrends, followed by short discussions and a startup showcase
  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Closing Reception C-Suite and Startup Founder Connections Reception. End the day with drinks

Participating Startups


  • AmpLive – Helps content creators and marketers, using live video, build better audiences by tracking user attention and using that data to retarget and engage at a later time.
  • Graphika – Turns network relationships into dynamic maps of social influence, enabling precise targeting & driving results.
  • ICX Media – Uses machine learning & data science to transform video production, marketing, distribution & monetization.
  • Pixability – provides advanced audience targeting and insights, simplified campaign management, and complete reporting across social video platforms.
  • Seek – The AR network that allows you to discover, share, and experience augmented reality all in one social platform.
  • Spoken Layer – Powers audio creation, distribution, monetization, and analytics for marquee media brands across the voice ecosystem
  • Switchboard Live – Allows live content creators to syndicate their live stream to more than one platform and leverage the subscriber base of multiple channels to increase viewership.
  • TVadSync – Helps advertisers improve return on online advertising by reaching the right consumers at the right time with the right message.
  • Valossa  – Offers media and entertainment companies intelligent content data that enables a completely new generation of analytics, tools and methods of monetizing video.  
  • Wildmoka – Empowers broadcasters and content owners to clip the greatest moments from live TV and events as they happen to share across web, mobile and social, providing fans what they want most – instant access to the best highlights.

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas to kick of 2018! Click here to join us.

 

 

*The SPROCKIT Startup Suite is neither sponsored by or a part of the CES Show.