Organize and Share Your Personal Videos with ViLynx

June 2, 2012

11:00 am

Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, we’re creating more videos than ever, helping to record special – or just plain funny – moments in our lives. However, we’re still faced with the challenges of easily sharing that video and effectively managing our personal video collections.

New startup ViLynx is setting out to change all of that by simplifying the way you manage your personal videos. With ViLynx, you can upload videos from your smartphone for quick sharing with friends. The platform presents these videos in a Brady Bunch-style “highlight mosaic,” and you can tag people, locations and time. To help you stay completely organized, ViLynx helps you sort the summaries for easy searching and browsing. After all, you can’t share your videos if you can’t find them.

Although there are quite a few companies that came before them, ViLynx sets itself apart from its competitors in a few key ways. Competitor Viddy only allows you to take fifteen second video clips to share with people. And, while competitors SocialCam and Klip are great for sharing entire videos,  they don’t allow you to preview a quick clip or manage your personal videos.

Splitting their time between Silicon Valley and Barcelona, the ViLynx team believes they are in good company when it comes to social technology. They like to think of ViLynx as “the Instagram for video, with a lot of Evernote thrown in.”

Those are some big, technological shoes to fill, but ViLynx appears to have a bright future. ViLynx was a featured startup at Tech Cocktail’s San Francisco Mixer and Startup Showcase earlier this week.

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Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup.

She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, “Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership,” which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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