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Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video
Platform. With Kaltura, publishers of all sizes can easily, quickly,
and cost effectively enhance their web site with video and interactive
rich-media functionalities, including video management, searching,
uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, sharing, and
Unlike the alternative proprietary solutions, Kaltura’s platform is
completely flexible, extendable and free. Web publishers, Value-Added-
Resellers, and Integrators use our software development kit to
customize a unique rich-media experience that fits their specific
purposes, and seamlessly integrates with many popular content
management systems. Moreover, Kaltura’s reference implementations and
growing library of applications, extensions and plug-ins allow
publishers to select off the shelf solutions for rapid self-serve
deployments that can be fully enabled within minutes. Kaltura also
provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support,
integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad
serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party
Ron Yekutiel, Chairman, CEO & Co-founder
Ron is a serial technology entrepreneur starting companies in Israel,
US, and Canada in the fields of Internet, mobile applications, and
Fun: A former helicopter pilot,
Ron loves traveling to authentic locations (Papua New Guinea and the
Amazon are his favorites) and being breathless – shark feeding scuba
diving, parachuting, bungee jumping etc…
More: Ron holds an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business majoring both in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management.
Dr. Shay David, VP Business & Community Development, Co-founder
brings many years of experience in technology ventures, starting
companies and helping large enterprises turn ideas into working
products. Previous projects included MindEcho, Destinator and
consulting with companies like Toyota.
Fun: Shay's Ph.D. dissertation at
Cornell University focused like many of his other articles on
collaborative systems, participatory information networks, and the
reputation economy. Shay loves to travel around the world and meet
people that are helping bring the open-source revolution to various
parts of the economy.
Michal is an experienced entrepreneur with many years of knowledge of
technology startup work. Michal co-founded Cyota and was part of its
management team from its inception up until its acquisition by RSA
Security, Inc (NASDAQ: RSAS) for $145M (US) in 2005 (RSA was
subsequently acquired by EMC Inc (NYSE: EMC)).
Fun: Michal was a competitive swimmer, and tri-athlete, she loves hiking and is the mom of Yonatan and Yulie.
Michal holds a doctoral degree in application of game theoretic models
to law from New York University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project
where her research focused on Open Source, Memetics, and evolutionary
game-theory. Michal also clerked at the supreme court of Israel.
Eran Etam, CTO & Co-founder
Eran was a co-founder and the VP R&D of ICQ, the world's first
Instant Messenger, which was acquired by AOL for $407M in 1998. After
holding a VP position in AOL, Eran started several other Internet
startups before co-founding Kaltura on September of 2006.
Fun: Eran spends most of his spare
time with his wife and four kids. He is addicted to Skittles and Toggi
Wafers, and he loves watching movies and programming.
The open-source approach accelerates adoption and spurs innovation
that rapidly and cost-effectively enables a multitude of
highly-integrated solutions for a wide variety of use cases and
verticals. While the platform itself is free, Kaltura profits by
providing a wide range of value added services to its platform users.
Our open source cost structure coupled with our large and fast growing
customer base enables us to deliver these services at a fraction of the
cost of our competitors.
Founded in 2006, Kaltura’s management and advisory team includes top
notch advertising, marketing, and media executives as well as open
source experts and seasoned technology entrepreneurs, including
co-founders of ICQ, Cyota, and Destinator Technologies. Since its
public launch in September 2007, New York-based Kaltura has won
numerous awards, such as the TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award,
Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award and TV Week’s 5 Video Startups to Watch in
Kaltura’s Customers and partners include media companies, social
networks, wikis, blogs and content sites. Kaltura recently partnered
with the Wikimedia Foundation to provide a collaborative video solution
differentiators are the open source nature of the Kaltura platform, the
platform’s high degree of flexibility and customizability, low cost, and
unique collaborative and interactive features that help publishers engage their