Eyeka

Changes I anticipated end of 2004, early 2005 supported my vision for Eyeka. I shared that vision with my futur partner, Gilles Babinet, a serial entrepreneur, and we co-founded the company in January 2006.

Eyeka

Eyeka was founded as an online publisher and syndicator of video and photos supported by a new-generation platform on the Web and on mobile phones. Eyeka showcases audiovisual and photographic creative works uploaded by amateurs and self-produced professionals. It promotes and syndicates them to traditional and new media and distribute royalties. Eyeka offers its technology under white-label contracts as well as its contents to media, mobile phone operators and other brands for their Web-TVs or mobile TVs.

Eyeka

In May 2005, Gilles and I started looking for funding in The Valley (left in San Francisco). In January 2006, we incorporated the company. In February 2006, Eyeka received a first round of venture capital of €4 million coming from Ventech and DN Capital. I ran Eyeka in 2006/2007, increasing its value significantly for additional funding received from SFR Developpement (Vodafone). I left Eyeka in december 2007. Since then, the company gave up its positionning as a video/photo market place and refocused its strategy as a marketing enabler for brands, agencies and publishers. It also started Asian operations.

Selected interviews

December 2006, I was interviewed by Jean Michel Billaut
Evening News on France2

Eyeka