Tag: Vidyo

Why is Kaiser investing in Vidyo?

Vidyo, a fast growing video conference startup, recently raised another $15M – this time with $10M from healthcare investor Kaiser Permanente Ventures, according to MobiHealthNews. In the startup world, “unicorns” or high valuation startups tend to raise mega rounds as they approach IPO. Is Vidyo now a digital health unicorn?…

Did Vidyo / Fuze Kill Verizon Telehealth?

For the last few years, Verizon has been one of the titans leading the charge into the telemedicine space. Verizon had a big presence at tradeshows such as mHealth. They issued RFPs for video conference and telemedicine platforms to create their offerings, and created a huge buzz about the new Verizon…

Do-It-Yourself Telemedicine Solution for an Ebola Isolation Unit

Being on the front lines of Ebola containment is a frightening job. Protective measures include setting up check-in stations outside of the hospital, wearing heavy duty face shields and decontamination suits, duct-taping layers of gloves to sleeves, and using telemedicine technology. In fact, Nebraska Medical in the lonely Midwest has…

Vidyo No-Show — Are They Giving up on Telemedicine?

This year’s ATA Fall Forum in Palm Desert, CA was a huge show of strength for telemedicine. All the big names were there, from Global Med to AMD Telemedicine to MedWeb to VSee, even non-HIPAA compliant Zoom was there. The theme was “Managing Chronic Conditions via Telemedicine,” and the VSee…

Vidyo Gets Another $20M Investment to Explore the Wild West of Video Conferencing

Vidyo, VSee competitor, just raised another $20M to bring their total funding to $139M — well ahead of the typical $40M needed to reach IPO stage.  With 300 employees and a monthly burn rate of probably ~$4M, Vidyo’s $20M fundraising at this stage of the game is rather unconventional – companies positioning for IPO normally…

Does the new Google and Vidyo Agreement Hurt WebRTC Partners?

Google, the creator of WebRTC, has recently asked Vidyo to help develop a browser-native video chat solution for WebRTC, Venturebeats reports.  Vidyo, which has raised $120M in venture funding, has been disrupting the enterprise videoconference market and stealing thunder from traditional videoconferencing giants Polycom and Cisco with its software-only endpoints.…

5 Best Video Collaboration Tools To Ride Out the BART Strike

The BART strike hit Bay Area’s 400K daily commuters this morning with a slap in the face. Oakland ferry lines were stretching around the corner and the Bay Bridge has been backed up since 5:30 a.m. KTVU-TV’s @sal_castaneda tweets: In 1997 [the last BART strike] most people couldn’t work from…

VSee Telehealth Beats Vidyo, Polycom, Cisco at ATA

VSee was a smashing success at this past weekend’s ATA show in Austin, TX. With a truly innovative approach to video conferencing, VSee telehealth completely stole the show from Polycom, Cisco, and Vidyo. The excited crowds kept the VSee team so busy throughout the entire conference that the team barely…

Vidyo Funding Now At $116M

Vidyo video conference topped VentureWire’s startup announcements with the $17.1 million it just secured in a fifth round of funding. That brings Vidyo’s total funding up to a whopping $116 million. Leading the pack this time is Triangle Peak Partners.  In the previous round Vidyo raised $22 millon lead by…

Polycom Should Forget Marketing Gimmicks and Buy Vidyo to Survive

Following in the footsteps of Apple retail stores, Polycom will be opening its own retail outlets in high-end malls, as well as some Costco Superstores, says Wainhouse Research. In a marketing scheme designed to cook up some chutzpah for a waning video conferencing product, Polycom will be teaming up with…

Correction: Google Has Not Dropped Vidyo

In an earlier article I had said that Google Hangouts had dropped Vidyo in favor of WebRTC. I made a mistake. Google Hangouts has NOT dropped Vidyo.  Moreover, Vidyo executives have contacted me to let me know that “Google has a great relationship with Vidyo”.  I have checked my sources and verified that Vidyo is…

VSee vs. Nefsis: When A Product Has A Midlife Crisis

by NW Indiana artist Steve Johnson With Nefsis (now OmniJoin) being acquired by Japan-based Brother Industries, I thought it was a good time to revisit Nefsis and see how its video conferencing product has matured since I first tried it in graduate school. Early this week, we got a group…

Juniper Networks Invests In Vidyo

Yesterday, it was announced that Vidyo has received another round of funding, this time from Juniper Networks, bringing their total funding to $97M. From the article: “Vidyo makes video conferencing software that allows organizations to very efficiently and effectively make and receive video calls across any number of connected devices.…

Announcing VSee’s Do-It-Yourself Telepresence Over 4G Wireless

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Videoconferencing Competitors List

Here is a list of all of the other video conferencing providers we have found. Adobe Connect “Universal Voice: Enabling audio integration regardless of platform” Avistar “Integrated applications for unified collaboration” BoostCam “We provide free, instant, and disposable two-way video conferencing. It’s simple, fun, and doesn’t require installing any plugins,…

Video Conferencing for Schools and Universities

It’s hard to think of many better environments to use video collaboration tools than in a college setting.  Not only for remote learning, but also for campus-dwellers themselves. Given the proliferation of computers on campuses, it may be more efficient for study groups to meet remotely because of the ease…

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