Amberscript(The Netherlands) transforms your audio to up to 95% correct text by using self-developed speech to text recognition software. Enabled by AI and with the best accuracy in the market. In 29 languages.
Social media publishing
Echobox (United Kingdom) is the best social media platform for publishers. We've built the world's first AI that increases your reach and saves you time. We generate millions in new revenue each month for forward-thinking publishers around the world.
Conversational AI toolkit
Flow.ai (The Netherlands) makes voice design easy. It provides tools for conversational AI. With the Flow.ai platform you can create, deploy and update voice first experiences, saving time and money.
Boost conversion with AI
The recommendation engine of Froomle (Belgium) creates value from your data, driven by state-of-the-art data science. Behavioral data of purchases, views, clicks, etc. is all Froomle needs.
Digital viewing experience
Her (Finland) provides a digital viewing experience you have never had before. Do you want to explore a newer and better way to navigate TV content? Try Her and browse with more ease and flair using facial expressions or hand gestures.
UGC images and videos
Lobster(United Kingdom) is the marketplace for buying and selling user generated content. Lobster offers a low friction way (using AI) to locate and license more authentic visuals.
Lytt (Norway) is a publishing framework for audio journalism with an associated mobile player that can be tailor-made for individual media houses. The platform is built to engage subscribers, monetize on content and strengthen brand loyality. Lytt means 'Listen' in Norwegian.
Personalized content experiences
Newsroom AI (United Kingdom) upgrades your existing mobile-web environment to a beautiful, faster and silently personalised experience, created for an increasingly engaged and demanding audience.
Recommender as a service
Recombee (Czech Republic) offers an intuitive API that allows companies to generate recommendations with no discrimination towards domain or sector types. Recombee provides the ease to monitor your KPIs (such as CTR/CR) more efficiently, and always in real-time.
Interactive video platform
Synchronized (United Kingdom) offers a platform to create, distribute and play fully interactive video across any connected device. The unique editor enables producers to add rich interactive features to any video creating deeply immersive, unique viewing experiences.
Tone with information
With Tonio(Austria) TV channels, radio stations or music labels can send synchronized information next to their content onto your smartphone or tablet
Silent for the human ear, your mobile device decodes the information, while you watch or listen to the program.
Visual search engine
Videntifier (Iceland) just works. It will identify almost anything you throw at it. Within milliseconds, the Visual Search Engine reliably identifies a heavily modified image or video stream against a reference collection containing over 20,000 movies and 100,000 TV episodes.
Radio content improvement
Radio professionals using Voizzup (The Netherlands) are extracting insights about listeners’ engagement at a pace and scale never seen before. Voizzup is an innovative way of evaluating spoken content on radio that enables you to monitor the performance of your shows on a daily basis.
Our startups and scale-ups of 2019 round 2
Meet the 15 tech companies from 11 countries that participated in our MatchMaking Day on November 29, 2019.
Collaborate and create stories
7Mountains (Norway) has built DiNA, a storytelling tool for editors that is built with modern web technology and with the end-user in mind. DiNA integrates with news feeds, MAM systems, graphics systems, automation systems, and more.
Accurat (Belgium) is a location intelligence startup, active in the areas of big data, geo, advertising and consumer behaviour. Accurat offers solutions to better understand the offline behaviour of app users.
AI powered design analytics
The platform of Attention Insight (Germany) predicts where users will look while engaging with content. It identifies visual attention errors and get insights on user’s attention shifts without data collection.
Advertising made easier
Buymedia (Ireland) reduces the cost of advertising sales, lead time and provides new revenue for media companies. Buymedia provides a cloud based platform that helps SME advertisers plan, purchase, manage and monitor their advertising.
Choicely (Finland) has created a scalable, easily deployable voting and engagement platform for engaging fans. They offer a broad suite of interactive content tools with social sharing features, along with monetisation options.
Mobile readers first
Coverstories (The Netherlands) offers the digital equivalent of a branded special in a newspaper or magazine. Our goal is to rid the world of ugly advertorials and confusing native ads by standing out instead of blending in.
Customer sentiment at scale
Holler.live (The Netherlands) allows you to immediately and intuitively express your feelings in the real-world and online. Your opinion is yours - sentiment expression, responses and you data is private and controlled by you and your friends.
Digital distribution platform
IndieFrame (Denmark) is an independent distribution platform that brings the content creator and media together. IndieFrame delivers a world-wide database of user-generated content, photos as well as videos.
Jamatto(UK)is all about micropayments. The company provides simple and compelling solutions for content producers and publishers, managing billions of tiny payments in a way that’s frictionless, transparent and fair.
Smart data solutions
Katalysis (The Netherlands) is an Amsterdam based startup on a mission to make ownership and real-time consumption of content transparent across the entire value chain - leveraging blockchain technology.
Web VR solutions
LucidWeb (Belgium) builds solutions on the WebVR API. LuciWeb can make stories immediately available on the phone, computer and on VR headsets. There is no need to develop or download any application.
Video interaction tool
Showtag (Norway) has developed a new way to show products on tv. It is a non-intrusive way for product placement that gives the control to the viewer by utilizing the pause button. Showtag Enabled is a proven technology and integrated successfully with the Modern Times Group (MTG).
Connects tv to mobile
SnapScreen (Austria) enables TV clip creation and distribution in social media. It enables viewers to snap the TV and instantly get a HD clip to rewind, trim, and share. Viewers share their personal clips and spread the brand, sponsorship, and drive ratings.
Streamix (Italy) is a multi-camera live streaming platform that allows you use your mobile devices like remote cameras to make professional looking broadcasts on Facebook and YouTube.
Audio social network
Yourtalk.fm (Germany) lets users share their same interests using their voices in talk rounds. Everybody can be a talkmaster, and invite people to their talk show. Everybody can be talk guest.
The Dutch Eurovision Song Contest Innovation Challenge
MediaMatters organized a challenge for the Dutch public broadcasting organizations NPO and AVROTROS. Goal was to find innovative solutions that can be used during the Dutch Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 in Rotterdam. 209 companies from 35 countries applied. 10 companies from 6 countries were invited to the final in Amsterdam to present their solution. Meet them here.
The products of Angry Bytes (The Netherlands) are mostly used by TV broadcasters, radio stations and other media and entertainment organisations. Their content management and publishing system ABC Manager powers high-end and high-traffic websites and applications.
Cutting edge AR Solutions
ARwall (USA) is an AR technology company. They have created the first AR display that requires no headset, no goggles, no smart device. Their spatial imaging technology is four times faster than anything equivalent on the market.
Dutch Rose Media
Augmented Reality Design
Dutch Rose Media (The Netherlands) believes that Augmented Reality gives real life a much needed makeover. They create surprising and magical mobile experiences with Augmented Reality.
Kiswe (Belgium) is a video technology startup, providing live media solutions to sports content owners. Their cloud tech creates alternate broadcasts to tell different stories for all audiences.
Sceenic (United Kingdom) provides solutions to power interactive viewing experiences. Through its "Watch Together" technology, media companies create watch together experiences for their audiences.
Connect tv to mobile
Snapscreen (Austria) is a technology startup focused on the use of mobile devices and image recognition. SnapScreen crowdsources TV/OTT clip creation and distribution in social media.
The Future Group
Mixed reality technology
The Future Group (Norway) provides real time dynamic content services for the broadcast industry. Their flagship product, Pixotope, allows broadcasters to produce new and exciting mixed reality content for tv, streaming and film.
Making the virtual reality
Tiledmedia (The Netherlands) delivers the highest possible VR360 or panoramic streaming video quality to VR headsets or tablets. Our ClearVR product are designed to be easily integrated in existing media production.
Platform for creative teams
TinkerList (Belgium) is the first unified, online platform, in which everyone of the editorial team and the production crew can collaboratively create and adapt content during all stages of the television production process.
Ultra Wide Vision
Ultra Wide Vision from TNO (The Netherlands) is a wide screen format that is used for video that is shot with several cameras. It gives viewers the impression that they are actually at the live event.
Change The Game Challenge 2019
MediaMatters scouted and selected startups and scale-ups for the Change The Game Challenge of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Tech companies were asked to submit solutions to enhance the fan experience in the stadium. Seven of the companies scouted by MediaMatters were selected for the final of the Challenge on May 13 and 14, 2019. MediaMatters was also involved in organizing the Collaboration Days for the final.
Visual recognition engine
Geenee (Germany) is an advanced video and image recognition platform that uses patented technology to deliver dynamic, curated content into the moments of daily life.
New ways of sports watching
Pick your own sports commentator with jalu.tv (Germany). You nearly have infinitely options to choose your own, favorite sports-commentator. Tactical, entertaining or maybe your best friend. Just the way you like it.
Keyper (Germany) provides white labeled technology for easy and secure sharing and selling of tickets by connecting existing ticketing solutions with mobile platforms. Enabling sport clubs to solve the “No-Show” problem, connect to all attendees, gain more relevant data and increase overall revenue.
With LiveTube (UK) you can find all of the greatest live events from anywhere in the world. Providing "anytime" access to thousands of live events.
Conversational AI Solutions
Nmodes (USA) easily creates professional chatbots to support your customers on their preferredmessaging platform. We ensure that our chatbot solutions are of the highest quality. And that means delivering immediate and measurable results across the key performance metrics.
Snaptivity (UK) drives fans engagement by capturing the best moments at the stadium and delivering their stunning photos directly to their smartphones. Snaptivity gives every spectator their own story. We capture the moment, so you don’t have to.
Next gen mobile publishing
Stayfilm (USA) is an automatic online film maker that will transform these pieces of stories into films with fantastic visual effects and an outstanding cinema like quality.
The tech companies that participated in the speed dating event during the 27th conference of MINDS International on April 12, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal
Next generation media tool
aiconix.ai (Germany) provides media related businesses with a tool to innovate content production processes and accelerate their access to programmatic creation. Through only one platform, that combines many AI Systems, creatives will be liberated from laborious tasks of indexing and extracting metadata from content.
Image tagging and tracking
IMATAG (France) tracks the uses of newswires' images to let them take appropriate actions, like automatically send invoices even for non-exclusive images, turn publishers into customers when detected site's revenues are worth it, and claim neighboring rights when their content is found fueling a monetized flow.
Digital distribution platform
IndieFrame (Denmark) provides instant access to a global database as a direct link between the media and independent photographers, video journalists and on-site smartphone reporters. IndieFrame enables stories from a remote world to hit editor rooms and the news better and faster.
Transform your video
Kiswe (USA) offers a cloud-based remote production platform that transforms a one-size-fits-all broadcast into alternate narrowcasts. Our customers have grown their viewership by reaching new audiences. Your customers can fully customize livestreams without the need for studios, equipment or travel.
The future of interviews
LAMA (Austria) is providing video interviews as a service. We help media companies produce personalised video interviews in minutes, for a fraction of the cost of a professional video team.
Digital IP solutions
Matchhamster (the Netherlands) provides news companies with digital intellectual property solutions to strengthen their business models. We offer scalable, automated and user friendly services for the registration, monitoring, analysis and protection of intellectual property online.
Computer generated news
Narrativa (Spain) uses Artificial Intelligence to mine data and generate news stories for its clients’ audience at machine scale. Its AI product 'Gabriele' help news companies generate thousands news stories per day.
Intelligent newsroom assistent
Oko (Portugal) aggregates and integrates technology solutions in a single platform. Right now Oko has powerful video/audio transcription tools, an engine to automatically generate news articles from any data source, and a powerful crawler that can bring the any type of content to your newsroom.
Unleash visual storytelling
Vizrt (Norway) provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools.