Location: 3000 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, United States, 91505, United States
Founded in: 2010
Stage: Alpha (prototype)
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/gickup
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Gickup

Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://gickup.com

Gickup is an easy to use multi-player video chat-based gaming platform. Our APIs allow content creators to create games that people can play or watch. We create a user generated TV gaming experience with the utilization of front facing cameras on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone).

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Company description

Gickup is a game changing group video chat platform where people can play games, meet friends, watch players and have fun.

First, real, social 
M – Massively 
M – Multiplayer 
O – Online 
V – Video 
C – Chat 
G – Gaming platform

Similar to other social MMOs like Turntable.fm, users can have a lean back or lean forward experience based on their role eg, player or audience.

Dead simple API to create MMO video chat games for indie developers or large media companies.

Private demo upon request.

 


Team
  • Michael Mikikian
    Michael Mikikian | Team member
    Co-founder at Gickup. Former wall street banker (Goldman Sachs, CSFB, Jefferies). Entrepreneur, problem solver, and curious. UCLA MBA & BA (summa cum laude).
Business model

TV commercial ads before (pre-roll), during (interstitial / commercial break between rounds) and after each game (post-roll)

 

Competitive advantage

 

We believe:
1) this is a huge market opportunity transforming the way TV / video and games are consumed online, 
2) we have an unfair advantage being in LA since we are actively meeting with large media companies anxious to get into the interactive space especially with our strategic partner, Propulsion Games, and
3) we are cloud based (AWS) and utilize a p2p mesh network for audience distribution.