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Oct 29, 2015 9:46 EST

Samba TV – We bring Data Science to Television.

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 29, 2015

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Samba TV

We bring Data Science to Television.

Samba TV is built into millions of consumer electronic devices (smart phones, tablets, TVs and set top boxes). The core algorithms analyze what’s onscreen to bring you more of what you like, and enhance the viewing experience for the most popular programs on TV. Our TV viewership data enables recommendations, access to exclusive content and viewership analytics.

Technology

OVERVIEW

We use content recognition algorithms to identify TV shows, movies and more. We fingerprint thousands of TV shows in data centers across the country in real-time. Any Internet-connected TV, Phone or Tablet can query our database; we return the name of the show, popular info about the show, and a rich stream of relevant Web content including Tweets and Likes. This allows you to “check-in” and interact with your favorite shows, movies, games (and commercials).

Founders

View our story

Traction

  • Shipped Devices
    September 2013

    30,000,000

    100% growth yr/yr

  • Launched
    January 2012
  • Customers

    – Audi, BMW, CBS, Fox, History Channel, JetBlue, Microsoft, Nintendo, Showtime, Jaguar, Johnson & Johnson, McDonalds, Pepsi, Toyota and many more.
    – We have real-time viewership data from millions of Televisions that help us understand behaviors around TV shows, TV commercials, Game Consoles, Movies, etc.
    – TV Advertising is a $75 billion industry in the US and $170 billion worldwide…. multiple times bigger than google, yahoo, twitter and facebook combined. We are the pre-eminent provider of real-time analytics for a super big, super exciting industry.

  • Distribution

    Samsung, LG, Vizio, Sony, Insignia, Western Digital, Sanyo/Panasonic, Tivo and others. We have shipped apps and core technology on more than 30 million Smart TVs, Bluray players and Set Top Boxes around the world.

Forecasts don’t guarantee future performance · Learn more »

Funding

CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING

VIEW FUNDRAISING DETAILS

INVESTORS from previous rounds

  • Tim Draper
    Investor

    Founder and a Managing Director of@DFJ

  • Mark Cuban
    Investor

    Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of AXS TV. He is also a “shark” investor on Shark Tank.

  • Tom McInerney
    Investor
    Awesome team that eats, breathes and lives this space. Incredibly capital efficient company that has serious barriers to entry for competitors.
  • Draper Associates
    Investor

    Early stage venture fund

  • James Hong

    Founder of HOTorNOT.com, Angel Investor.

View all 18 Past Investors

Team

EMPLOYEES

View all 12 Employees

PAST EMPLOYEES

  • Arman Zaman
    Product Operations Intern

    Managed Geo Local Tools at Google. Strong operations and business background.

ADVISORS

More Info

Recent Press:
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Team:
– Ashwin Navin (CEO/Founder) was formerly President/Co-founder of BitTorrent. Also a partner and co-founder of i/o Ventures – http://linkd.in/dTmwiD.
– David Harrison (CTO/Founder) was formerly the architect of the BitTorrent streaming protocol, founder of BitTorrent.org. PhD from RPI, Post-doc at UC Berkeley Image and Video Processing Lab – http://bit.ly/f8TtR9.

Contact Information:

Ashwin Navin
Alvir Navin
David Harrison

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