Streamweaver, the video startup that lets you record split-screen videos with up to four other people, is pushing its service out to 11 new international markets today.
The startup’s iOS app allows iPhone owners to record 60-second videos that are synced up at the same time — meaning you’re actually seeing something from multiple perspectives in the exact same moment. And now with the option to record videos with people on the other side of the globe, Streamweaver has an opportunity to demonstrate the value of its video recording tool. The international launch will make Streamweaver available via Apple’s iOS App Store in Russia, Japan, Latin America, Europe, and others.
“The other day I was recording a video with someone in Israel, so yeah talk about different perspectives,” Streamweaver CEO Jay Hake told VentureBeat.
Streamweaver launched an overhaul of the service back in March that added lots of new features like personal profiles, integration with a website, and more. Hague said the feature additions were a good way of distinguishing itself from the multitude of competing video services out there beyond just its signature multi-angle recording tool.
“One of the things we’ve really drilled into was how our multi-angle video tool can be used more broadly. Just look at how differently Twitter switch from being about random trending updates to helping people in the middle east coordinate a revolution against oppressive governments,” Hake said, adding that he doesn’t expect Streamweaver to get used in the same scope, but the potential is certainly there. For instance, you could theoretically use Streamweaver’s tools to have four different iOS cameras shooting video around a polling station during an election to ensure there was no tampering with ballot procedures.
The ability to verify that up to four separate video perspectives are happening at the same time is one of Streamweaver’s biggest assets, too. (If I see a multi-angle video on YouTube, I can’t verify this since someone could have edited it and then uploaded it.) It’ll be interesting to see how the international community will respond to Streamweaver, too.
Founded in 2012, the Nashville, Tenn.-based startup has seven full-time employees and has previously raised $1.3 million in funding to date from former Facebook chief security officer Chris Kelly, Byron Smith, INCITE Co-investment Fund, Tennessee Community Ventures, and Mountain Group Capital.