Blip.tv has built a platform for syndicating serialized online shows such as Starring Amanda Congdon and TreeHugger TV. Blip provides producers with software, ads, and distribution to websites and blogs. A deal is already signed with Web TV service Akimbo, which lets producers send their videos to TV sets.
Funding: Not disclosed (Ron Conway, Mark Gerson, Ken Lerer, Peter Thiel)
Cofounders: Dina Kaplan, Mike Hudack (also CEO; shown right with Kaplan)
Headquarters: New York City
Business model: Licensing, advertising
Bragging rights: 45,000 content creators; key advertisers include Dove, Paltalk; licensors include CNN, Oxygen TV
Next up: Doubling staff in 2007
Contact: Mike Hudack, email@example.com
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