Kaltura was developed in the fall of 2006 by a team based in Israel. The team consisted of Ron Yekutiel (CEO/Founder), Dr. Shay David, Dr. Michael Tsur, and Eran Etam. At the time of development they had 20 employees. #5 They launched the company at the tech crunch 40 event on September 18, 2007 in San Fransisco. #6 On December 21, 2007 they won the people’s choice award in the video sharing category at the mashable open web awards. #4 In 2008 they were selected as one of the 10 most exciting Israel business startups, as well as one of the “Global 250 winners.” #7 In January 2008 they announced they were collaborating with Wikipedia and other wiki websites to bring up videos in rich media. Also in 2008 they sponsored a Wikimedia event announcing their support for Michael Dale (an open source video developer) and to support the development of 100% open source video editing source. #8
Purpose of Kaltura
Kaltura is the fastest growing platform on the web and is used by over 39,000 sites! Kaltura enables any site to add advanced video and rich media capabilities including video management, searching, uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, sharing, and advertising. #3
It has a video solution to fit each publisher and industries needs. Its open source technology allows it to be flexible while proving everything you need to design, develop, and carry out video application to any site. The Kaltura platform allows you to collect and ingest content, publish content, manage content and application, and make your own applications. #3
Overall Kaltura is revolutionizing the industry by providing the first and only open source video solution that allows publishers to enhance their website without a hefty cost for a business. Businesses looking to get involved with Kaltura are looking to spend only $300 a month after the initial free trial.