Stringr Raises $1.5M in Funding

stingrStringr, a NYC-based video marketplace that connects videographers with media organizations looking for real-time, curated video content, raised $1.5m in funding.

Backers included Matter Ventures, and Signia Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate expansion plans.

Led by Lindsay Stewart and Brian McNeill, Stringr provides a marketplace that allows media organizations to buy video footage from both amateur and professional videographers. It allows media organizations to make a request and get video back in under an hour from freelance and professional videographers.
Launched in 2013, the platform has expanded nationwide with more than 10,000 videographers and local and national television stations and publishers throughout the US on its platform.

Stringr is a portfolio company of Matter, a San Francisco-based accelerator supporting media-related startups backed by the Knight Foundation, the Associated Press, The McClatchy Company, Google News Lab and other media organizations.



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