Location: San Francisco, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 6-15
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San Francisco, California, United States United States
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Company description

San Francisco-based start-up fizwoz, Inc. today announced the launch of its service fizwozTM, the first ever online auction site for mobile phone captured photos and videos. fizwoz matches consumer content with potential buyers from television networks to social networking sites.


            Allowing sellers to post their photos or videos to the marketplace within seconds of capturing the image, fizwoz provides a native application for almost all smart phones worldwide including the Apple iPhone®, Blackberry®, Nokia®, and Windows Mobile® phones. Consumers need only download the free application and begin taking photos or videos with their mobile device. Content can then be posted on in the following categories: breaking news, public figures, entertainment, sports, places and fun. Sellers set a starting bid, optional reserve price and "buy now" price. This information together with a description and other metadata is posted immediately to the fizwoz auction.


            Potential content purchasers are members of the media around the globe, including but not limited to television and cable networks, local television stations, newspapers, magazines, special interest media, emerging media, social networking companies, corporations, independent journalists and bloggers in both print and web applications. Buyers on fizwoz create a free account and identify the category or categories that match their editorial focus. Potential bidders in the auction are notified by fizwoz that content submitted matches their interest and they can then bid on the items they want, similar to other auction sites, and content is sold to the highest bidder.

Business model
Auction revenue percentage; Advertising revenue on unsold images, premium buyer and seller services.
Competitive advantage
First marketplace of its type that joins consumer captured photos and videos with media companies around the globe within seconds.