Speculate all you want about Silicon Valley losing its status as the tech epicenter. For some companies, location still matters. The latest example of a company making the move is VideoEgg, a small start-up out of New Haven, Connecticut. Founder Kevin Sladek is in the Bay Area this week to do business and hunt for office space.
“It’s become clear that the tech mecca that is New Haven doesn’t have the supportive environment we need as we staff up,” Sladek told us yesterday, tongue in cheek, after his plane landed in San Jose. “All of the people we’re interested in working with are out here.”
VideoEgg’s business is providing an easy way for people to publish video to the web (Tech Crunch profile). One of those companies VideoEgg is working with is Six Apart in San Francisco. As of today, users of Six Apart’s TypePad blogging service will be able to post video to their blogs using Videoegg technology. (Six Apart is also partnering with Serious Magic on videoblogging tools.)
“This is our first deal with a marquee partner,” Sladek said.
VideoEgg will build tools for other Six Apart products as well. And Sladek sees other markets for the technology, including auctions, real estate listings and job listings.
“We’re looking forward to exploring all these areas,” he said.
VideoEgg completed an A round with First Round Capital in April, and is finishing a B round now.