Location: 800 W El Camino Real #350, Mountain View, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2007
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 50+
Funding history:
- Date: 06/2012, Series E: $35 M
- Date: 09/2011, Series D: $12.5 M
- Date: 09/2010, Series D: $24 M
Investment Firms: Sierra Ventures
- Date: 10/2009, Series C: $10 M
- Date: 12/2007, Series B: $8.5 M
- Date: 06/2007, Series A: $1.5 M
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Video Solutions for All Businesses
Mountain View, California, United States United States
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Company description

Ooyala is a video technology company that provides an integrated platform enabling the delivery, management, and monetization of high quality video content. Focused on innovation and scalability, Ooyala is committed to providing the most comprehensive video solutions to companies worldwide.Ooyala is headquartered in Mountain View, Ca with sales operations in New York, NY and London, UK. 

"Ooyala" means cradle in Telugu, a Southern Indian language. We like the name because it demonstrates what we are doing -- cradling a new form of innovation.

Ooyala was founded in early 2007 by Sean Knapp, Belsasar Lepe and Bismarck Lepe - all former Google employees. While at Google, they worked on the development and launch of various monetization and content distribution products such as AdSense, AdWords and Google Web Search. After four years of engineering and product development at the biggest Internet company in the world, the three left Google to start Ooyala. Ooyala has raised over 10 million dollars in funding and has in excess of 5000 publishers using its syndication platform - Backlot. Ooyala's goal is to build a successful technology company that focuses on delivering the best video experience to video content providers, advertisers and most importantly consumers.


  • Belsasar Lepe
    Belsasar Lepe | Founder
  • Bismarck Lepe
    Bismarck Lepe | Founder
    As an Ooyala co-founder and founding CEO, Bismarck Lepe raised $10 million in funding and signed many of the company's early media partnerships before passing the baton to Jay Fulcher in 2009. Currently, as President of Product Strategy, he is ...
  • Sean Knapp
    Sean Knapp | Founder
  • Andrew Heywood
    Andrew Heywood | Team member
Business model

Video as a Service

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Ron Conway - Unconfirmed