Kaltura, the US firm that developed the first open-source online video platform and the company behind the fast-growing London Video Meetup, has opened its European HQ in London.
Kaltura, a successful growth-stage company, is backed by a number of prominent investors including Intel Capital.
“Kaltura started exploring the UK market a year ago with a few consultants,” Leah Belsky, Vice President & General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, said.
“Given the rapid growth and potential we saw with the UK broadcasters, universities and enterprises, we recently decided to invest heavily in Europe, opening a new London headquarters right next to Tech City, with a full operational, community, and sales team.”
The firm has already recruited 15 staff mainly in operational, development and sales roles and its technology is already in use with AstraZeneca, SAP, Siemens and Durham University, among others.
“The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has confirmed his number one priority to be securing jobs for Londoners and driving economic growth since taking up a second term,” Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional organisation for London, said.
“We are therefore committed to securing international business such as Kaltura, which will invest in the city and continue to improve the economic outlook but also provide future employment opportunities for Londoners.”