Watch VideoStitch launch on stage here.
This interview with VideoStitch founder Nicolas Burtey was conducted by the Job Portraits team during preparations for the LAUNCH Festival.
Give us your elevator pitch. What are you working on?
We’ve developed video stitching software for the virtual reality market. We are also developing our own virtual reality software.
We founded the company three years ago, and our first project was a piece of post-production software. At LAUNCH Festival we're announcing a new product, which is real-life, live virtual reality software. It can teleport you anywhere in the world.
Why are you working on this problem, and why are you the right people to solve it?
I used to make panoramic photos and videos for very big companies, and it was very manual work. I did one job where it took me 10 weeks to stitch 10 minutes of video — and after that I quit. It set me up to create software to do stitching more efficiently.
So your team has worked on other projects, but this your first product. Is that right?
Yes, we started three years ago. We worked on a client project for our first 18 months, but since have been working on our own product. We have 14 team members and we’re all excited to finally unveil our work.
What are you hoping happens when you launch on stage? Are you nervous about anything?
I’m nervous about the pitch. We’re from France, and in France we’re not used to pitching. It’s almost a bad thing in that culture. But in America you pitch when you’re three years old and you want candy.
We are also in the process of establishing a permanent presence in California, and this is the perfect event to show off our effort towards that goal. Half of our customers are here in California, so we are extremely happy to be here.
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