VC Cafe presents Israeli startup videosVideo is a great way to get your startup some viral visibility. According to Cisco, by 2015, one million minutes of video – the equivalent of 674 days – will cross the internet every second (!)  and as the YouTube blog pointed out more than 48 hours of video are uploaded YouTube site every minute. Amazing, no?

Below are a few of the better examples of videos produced by Israeli startups and those that managed to get a plug in traditional media, reaching a huge potential audience.

1) Dealery, the daily deal aggregator gets on the evening news

2) Viber, free VOIP calls from your iPhone iphone app home page

The video, and sharing options are also prominently shared on the home page. This seems to be pretty standard for an app home page, as the site is otherwise light in content.

3) Fiverr, the place for people to share what they would do for five dollars there’s literally dozens of videos created by the community

4) Gogobot, friendly travel planning helps you plan a trip based on friend recommendations.

5) Plnnr, how can data make the perfect trip for you – generate trip itineraries

6) Gettaxi, the ultimate taxi application. Order taxis from your mobile phone. Watch your taxi on a map in real time, pay for rides instantly, and get rewards.

7)Powermat, charging devices with no cables.

8) Fellowup, a personal virtual assistant to manage your unmanageably large network

9) Soluto, anti frustration software – a good example of a video update, versus just a product overview (a lot has happened since we won Techcrunch Disrupt)

10) TvTak, tell your friends what you’re watching on TV

In conclusion, you would probably agree at this point that it’s important to have some video presence for your startup. The big barrier to entry seems to be the fear of production, but there is a big range of styles and tools to produce a video. Ranging from a professionally produced cartoon (shouldn’t cost more than $5,000 to make) to a straight up product review or high end commercial, with real actors. The YouTube creative lab for example, can help you get your first steps.

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Eze Vidra

Head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe and Campus London at Google
Eze is the Head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe and Campus London. In 2005, he started VC Cafe to shine a spotlight on startups and Venture Capital in Israel, and in 2012, Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for-profit that supports education through cycling challenges for techies.
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  • Business Partners

    These videos are extremely creative, and well-done. Since a great number of online users are searching for videos and are looking at videos for the duration of time spent online, this is bound to get their attention and contribute to the virality of their projects.

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