Stroome is hoping to put an end to the lonely task of video editing by making it collaborative and social. The web-based video editing start-up lets friends and colleagues upload video clips then work together to create their visual works of art.
Stroome also houses an online library of publicly available clips for filmmakers or videographers to access. Stroome was most notably used by protesters in Egypt to share videos after Facebook and Twitter were shut down, notes Venture Beat’s Heather Kelly.
The company is the brainchild of journalist Nonny de la Peña, who created it out of her own need for video to accompany an article. She formed Stroome with Tom Grasty in 2009 and has raised $285,000 from the Knight Foundation and from friends and family. Mozilla recently came on board as an adviser.
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