Animoto Productions is a bunch of techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out.

Their first release is Animoto, a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

The heart of Animoto is its newly developed Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology that thinks like an actual director and editor. It analyzes and combines user-selected images, video clips and music with the same sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in television & film.


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
08/01/07 Seed Unknown Unknown
05/01/08 Series A Unknown Amazon Unknown
06/01/09 Series B 4.4M Bruce Livingstone, Madrona Venture Group, SoftTech VC, Amazon Unknown


Brad Jefferson (Board member)

Jason Hsiao (Board member)

Stevie Clifton (Board member)

Tom Clifton (Co-Founder & CXO)

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