New Social Video Sharing Site Qlipso Claims 14 Million Monthly Uniques 4X Time Spent vs. YouTube
MONACO — Qlipso, the Los Angeles based video sharing site, which allows users to interact around videos with friends in “private rooms” with videos and their own avatars, claims 14 million unique monthly viewers. The company says that visitors stay four times longer than conventional video sharing sites. Qlipso purchased the assets of the defunct video site Veoh in Apri. In November at the Monaco Media Forum, your correspendent moderated a panel on online video and monetization strategy. We have published a segment with Qlipso CEO John Goldman, a member of the panel, who explains the company. Below is our interview with Erel Margalit, Managing partner of JVP, the big Jersusalem based-venture firm which has substantial investment in Qlipso. He talks about the fund and the opportunities for Qlipso. We interviewed him at the Monaco Media Forum.