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 advertising.
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 services.
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.
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.
More: Shay is also a fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project where he contributes to the global Access to Knowledge movement.
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.
More: 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 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 2009.
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 for Wikipedia.
Kaltura’s key 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 audience.