Spreecast, a San Francisco, CA-based social video platform that allows people broadcast together, has raised $4m in seed funding.
Frank Biondi, former CEO of Viacom,
Gordon Crawford, media and technology investor at The Capital Research Group, and
Edward Scott, Jr., founder of BEA Systems.
The company intends to use the funding to hire additional engineers and others to help build out the product platform and expand the community (http://about.spreecast.com/jobs).
Started by the Founder and former CEO of StubHub, Jeff Fluhr, Spreecast can be used publicly or privately to create interactive, face-to-face video experiences in which a few people, or many thousands of people, can participate. Viewers can chat, submit comments and questions to those on screen, and request to join on camera. All spreecasts are recorded live and immediately available for playback and sharing on multiple social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
The service is currently in public beta.