Launch comes after a funding round of over $10 million USD, with NGC Ventures as a key investment partner
Singapore — Vid, a video-centric social media app that allows users to control their data and monetize their memories, announced its upcoming launch on iOS and Android. Established in January 2017, Vid uses AI and blockchain technology to enable its users to create privacy-protected video content while allowing users to monetize content and retain 100 percent of advertising revenue. The launch comes after a funding round of over $10 million USD in August 2019, with NGC Ventures, one of the world’s leading institutional investment firms, as a key investment partner.
Commenting on the launch, Jag Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of Vid said: “Vid is a revolutionary social app that seeks to disrupt the digital media industry globally and offer a fresh take on social media sharing among the digital generation. With videos and social sharing becoming more widespread than ever before in today’s digital age, we are incredibly excited about our upcoming launch and the opportunities that come with it. Since our partnership with key strategic investors, we have pioneered the launch of the app, onboarded an additional 16 globally recognized influencers, and grew our user base by 350% to 100,000+ users. As we continue to fuel our ambition of offering a superior, privacy-protected social experience to the masses, we are grateful to our partners and investors for their generous support, which mounted our growth significantly.”
With echoing optimism, Tony Gu, Founding Partner at NGC Ventures said: “Vid is at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital age where we have seen exponential growth in new social apps and content creators. With privacy becoming a major concern amongst digital users, there is a demand for enhanced personal security and reliability while allowing users to monetize shared content. Vid is built to offer all of these, making this app one with huge potential. Looking ahead, we will continue to be active advisors, investors, and supporters of Vid, driving user growth globally.”
Vid uses blockchain to transfer value between content creators, advertisers, and the Vid platform. The past six months post-investment have seen Vid propel forward significantly, with substantial growth in its user base, attributable in part to the onboarding of globally recognized influencers, which have an aggregate reach of over 375 million followers. Pursuant to the launch of Vid iOS App and release of Vid Android Beta, Vid will be working on readying its Android version for official launch on April 1, 2020.
Jag Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of Vid and Tony Gu, Founding Partner at NGC Ventures are available for interview
Vid is a privacy-focused, AI video journal app that allows you to remember your life and monetize your memories. Created by Jagpal Singh and Joshvun Singh, Vid emerged from the desire of mainstream users for a balance between interactive and visual social media with enhanced data privacy. Based on blockchain technology and innovative privacy development Vid is set to pioneer the path towards memory media.
About NGC Ventures
NGC Ventures is one of the largest and most active institutional investors of cryptocurrencies. NGC adopts best practices from traditional financial markets to invest in and incubate leading projects in the crypto industry worldwide. Both Fund I and II have invested in over 70 projects, mostly in blockchain infrastructure and adoption technologies in areas such as De-Fi, Gaming and Decentralized Computing. NGC also incubated NGC StakeX, which is a node-operating division. NGC Ventures has offices in Singapore, Shanghai and San Francisco.
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