- 3 years ago

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Listed alongside the likes of YouTube and Vimeo, Victoria-born startup MediaCore has been named to Fast Company’s list of the world’s most innovative companies in digital video.

MediaCore was ranked by the magazine as the 9th most innovative digital video company in the world. Why? “For enticing universities and K-through-12 schools to build their own YouTube channels,” Fast Company says. In 2012, MediaCore expanded its reach to 5.5 million students per month.

It’s not the first accolade for the Canadian company, which has a page on its site dedicated to awards and honourable mentions. But this is perhaps the most significant thus far.

“It’s not every day that a company in Victoria is listed along titans like YouTube, Vimeo, and Hulu,” says the startup, “and it speaks volumes to the quality of the product we’re building as a company and the team behind it.”

MediaCore was founded in 2011. Last August, the startup raised $1 million and hired a former Apple executive. And its headcount exploded from four last year to now 22 in less than eight months.

So what’s next for MediaCore? “We’re planning on solving a lot of the tough challenges surrounding how to deliver educational content in both online and offline environments, which we see as massive problems in developing countries, and also in environments where internet connectivity is limited,” the startup explains. “We’ve got some great projects lining up with some huge international organizations who are interested in having us help them in solving these problems and we’re really proud to be part of a story that’s helping improve learning outcomes in areas with significant challenges.”