Frame.io

Video collaboration, solved. Privately upload, review, and share media with your entire team, anywhere in the world.

Founded 2014
51-200 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Headquarters address
    22 Cortlandt Street, New York, NY 10007, USA

    The Elevator Pitch

    Frame.io is a video collaboration software which allows creators to upload all of their assets into one platform and collaborate on it in real time. It essentially streamlines the whole video creation process.

    The company is 5 years old and we now have over 100,000 monthly active users. We’re a mix between B2B and B2C so we have some small independent filmmakers but also large companies such as Buzzfeed, Disney, Spotify, Facebook and BBC.

    We’re a little over 100 people currently and are headquartered in NY. We just raised our Series C ($50M) and planning on doubling this year (to 220).

    The Frame.io Story

    Co-Founders Emery Wells and John Traver met in 2010. John was working for an astrophysicist to create 3D visualizations of binary star systems when Emery hired John as a pipeline engineer at his Visual Effects company.

    The company was growing and we were having challenges managing our projects and communicating with clients, vendors, and freelancers. We needed to share large files so we'd use something like Box, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc... Those services were all really crummy when you wanted to actually review video online so for that we'd use a password protected Vimeo link or unlisted YouTube video. Links would be sent around in emails to collect feedback but communicating in a static email about moving visual content always led to lot's of confusion. It was a real strain on the creative process but also started costing us real time and money.

    The solutions that existed at the time were either really expensive, really bad, or both. Mostly both. So we started developing Frame.io as an internal tool to solve our own problems but we quickly realized we weren't the only ones experiencing this problem. Everyone and anyone that was working with or creating media had similar challenges. Whether you were creating the next Hollywood Blockbuster, inbound marketing video, or a new couples wedding video, there were no good solutions.

    Launch and Early Traction

    When we launched March 30th, 2015 we had zero customers and revenue but we had product market fit and strong traction right out of the gate. We wound up doing $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue within the first 90 days. That led to raising a $2.2M seed round from Accel Partners. We continued to see phenomenal growth over the next year. In June of 2016 we won an Apple Design Award at WWDC for our newly launched iOS App. In September of 2016 we announced a $10M seed round led by Accel with participation from Jared Leto.

    Engineering Ethos

    We love beautiful code.
    We'd rather create 1 thing perfectly than 10 things adequately.
    We like to challenge ourselves and step up our game.
    We believe in the purity of functional programming and the power of metaprogramming.
    We believe in writing less that does more.
    We believe we can change the world.

    Culture

    Rule number one: be a good person. We have passion for technology and film making. This is not just a job, it's an opportunity to do what you love everyday, stimulate your mind, be challenged, and build an app that allows thousands of creatives all over the world to connect with one another and create stunning films, television shows, and works of art.

    Tech stack

    React/Redux, Elixir API, Phoenix Presence, PostgresSQL, AWS (EC2, S3, SQS), FFMPEG Transcoding.

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
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