We won the battlefield competition at TechCrunch Early Stage Pitch-Off

July 12, 2021

The criteria that ultimately launched Vyrill to the winning position was the potential for the company to disrupt the industry with its proprietary 'In-Video Search' technology. Vyrill is able to watch millions of videos for sentiment, trending topics, demographics, brand safety(and more...)to help find a needle in the haystack (E.g. Top reviews by product) and to help customers find features inside the video instantly without having to watch the entire video to make shopping decisions as well tracking competitor data.

Moderating the event was none other than Mathew Burns, the managing editor of TechCrunch, and the caliber of expert judges was impressive.

Ben Sun, Primary Venture Partners

Ben is a co-founder and general partner at Primary Venture Partners. He has been a serial entrepreneur and investor as a co-founder of LaunchTime, an incubator and investor in early-stage tech startups and as a co-founder of Community Connect, which was one of the first social networking companies.

Leah Solivan, Fuel Capital

Leah Solivan is general partner at Fuel Capital where she invests in early-stage companies across consumer technology, hardware, marketplaces and retail. She’s passionate about supporting teams who are taking on world-changing ideas.

Mark Goldberg, Index Ventures

Mark focuses on investments in financial services, insurance, real estate and enterprise software. With both an operating and VC background, he specializes in working with entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.

Doug Landis, Emcap

Doug lives and breathes all things sales and go to market. As a Growth Partner, his charter is to create a platform to share go-to-market insights and strategies that will help our portfolio companies scale, grow and ultimately become the next billion dollar SaaS company. Vyrill will be featured on TechCrunch.com, receive a one-year free subscription to Extra Crunch and a complimentary Founder Pass to Disrupt - TechCrunch's flagship event, this September 21 - 23, 2021.

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Vyrill is innovating new ways to connect brands with videos and shortening the time it takes shoppers to find what they are looking for inside video content. With participation from over 922 companies, $9b dollars raised, 117 exits, Vyrill has earned a position in TC's Early Stage Battlefield history! We want to thank TechCrunch for the opportunity to share what we do at the 2021 Early Stage Startup Battlefield competition! It was a pleasure to participate and an honor to hold the title as the 2021 winner!

About the Author

Ajay Bam is the CEO and Co-founder at Vyrill, a first-of-its-kind video intelligence company launched in 2017 through UC Berkeley’s Skydeck Incubator program. Vyrill helps brands and shoppers find the “moments that matter” inside videos. Its AI-powered “In-Video’' search technology analyzes & shares insights hidden within videos to improve personalization, SEO, and conversion. Before Vyrill, Ajay launched Boston-based, mobile shopping app company Modiv Media. He is a proven and accomplished product management professional, entrepreneurial thinker, and innovator with more than 13 years of experience leading startups and world-class brands.

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