50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2018

A Pioneering Force in the World of Online Video: Brightcove

thesiliconreview-jeff-ray-ceo-brightcove-2018Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) is a leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device. The company offers a suite of products and services that reduce the complexity and increase the profitability of publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing multi-screen video. Brightcove has more than 5,500 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere.

Brightcove is passionate about the online video! Day in and day out, Brightcove helps its customers focus on using video to move their business in meaningful ways, whether that’s in broadcasting or publishing, marketing, or enterprise communications. The company does this through continuous technical innovation, nurturing a broad video-centric ecosystem, and by being a true partner to its customers. “Video moves us and it moves its customers, thousands of them in 70 countries.”

The First Rate Products

Video Cloud: The complete video hosting & publishing platform; a video platform that reaches every screen with ease. Stop worrying about the complexity of delivering across dozens of combinations of devices, formats, and platforms. With Video Cloud you’re covered. You’ll reach every screen and you’ll do it with fastest HTML5 video player available.

SSAI: Ad insertion & stream stitching; Smart ad insertion expands your audience. Boost reach and engagement with a monetized, TV-like experience across every screen. Whether VOD or Live, you’ll reach the desktop, mobile, game consoles, and connected TVs with a single URL.

Live: Scalable & cost effective live streaming; Deliver and monetize broadcast-like experiences for live events and 24/7 channels with its innovative, API-based solution. Reduce the Cost & Complexity of Live Streaming:

OTT Flow: Rapidly deploy live & on-demand video services; Launch OTT video services faster. Speed time to market with an out-of-the-box OTT Service that offers a single point of contact for the entire solution, rapid prototyping, and real-time revisions that integrate with all industry-leading platforms.

Player: Fast, customizable HTML5 video player; an HTML5 video player that reaches top speeds. The Brightcove Player is up to 70% faster than any other video player. That’s fast. Each player is optimized by pre-compiling and compressing plugins, skin assets, and thumbnails to minimize download size. And, you’ll completely eliminate the need for Flash with the media source extensions (MSE) API.

Zencoder: The leader in live & file cloud transcoding. With Zencoder's video encoding API, you’ll seamlessly integrate your application with its extremely fast and scalable encoding platform in hours not weeks. Brightcove’s well-documented API, easy-to-use API request builder, integration libraries, and dedicated support streamline the process for a solution that is beautifully simple.

Why Brightcove?

CEO, Jeff Ray’s take on Harness the Power of Video with the Best Technology:

Always on the Cutting Edge

We know you need to keep pace with the ever-changing video space. That's why we continue to drive technology innovation — so that you're always a step ahead. With us, you'll know you have the fastest, most advanced, and easiest-to-use technology. Period.

A Powerful Partner Ecosystem

When you need an innovative solution delivered faster, more simply, and with lower risk, we've got you covered. Brightcove delivers a complete ecosystem of best-of-breed technology and service partners so you can get up and running with successful solutions faster than you ever thought possible.

Dedicated to Your Success

We measure our success by yours. So, whether you're just getting started with video or you're at the top of your game, you'll have a decade of insights from the world's most innovative companies and a dedicated team of experts at your fingertips.

Clientele Reviews

“You can have as many video views as you want, but unless you can quantify that into hard sales dollars, you have no idea...whether the video you're producing actually converts to bottom line revenue.”

  • Skyler Moss, Director of Digital Marketing, HCSS

“Brightcove Video Cloud is very clearly the best choice. It allows us to look at the video asset itself as an opportunity for engagement to happen.”

  • Jay Basnight, Head of Digital Strategy, PUMA

Greet the Chief

Jeff Ray, CEO: Jeff Ray brings a decades-long track record of technology leadership and accomplishments as a CEO and senior executive. He has excelled in executive leadership roles at multiple enterprise technology companies of scale, including Ellucian, Ventyx (acquired by ABB), DS SolidWorks, Progress Software, Compuware, and IBM. Jeff has demonstrated an ability to enhance go-to-market strategies, scale enterprises, and expand business opportunities at global technology companies.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University.

“We push the limits because we believe in video’s unmatched power to educate, inspire, entertain, and communicate.”