While VoD services are developing and conquering more and more customers (Netflix, CanalPlay, etc.), companies in the sector must control their bandwidth costs while avoiding the buffering, that is to say a cut in playback when loading a video. This is the problem that answers Streamroot. This French start-up has developed a technology based on “peer-to-peer” which reduces the bandwidth required to watch a video on the Internet.
For this, “we are going to connect the users who are going to watch the same video or the same live-streaming so that they can download the video directly from each other, and thus offload the necessary bandwidth to the server”, explains Pierre. -Louis Théron, the co-founder. Beyond sVoD, the company founded in 2015 also has clients in video conferencing and live event broadcasters. Concretely, Streamroot installs its technology on the infrastructures of broadcasters which are then billed according to the traffic handled.
To speed up, Streamroot opened an office in New York to win new customers. The company, which went through the American incubator TechStars, also raised 2.5 million euros in December, notably from Partech Ventures, Bpifrance and Jean-David Blanc (Allociné, Molotov).
Interview with Pierre-Louis Théron, co-founder of Streamroot:
CEO: Pierre-Louis Theron
Activity: infrastructure for streaming
Funding: 2.5 million euros raised in December 2015