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15 November 2016

Start-up founded by two SEERC PhD candidates receives €500,000 fund by the National Bank of Greece

Goodvidio, a startup founded by SEERC PhD students, and International Faculty graduates, Mr. Konstantinos Bratanis and Mr. Dimitrios Kourtesis, both graduates of the International Faculty, computer scientists and software engineers, announced a new fund of €500,000 by the National Bank (NBG Business Seeds) and Openfund.

Goodvidio co-founders - Konstantinos Bratanis (left) and Dimitrios Kourtesis (right)

Goodvidio co-founders - Konstantinos Bratanis (left) and Dimitrios Kourtesis (right)

The co-founders of Goodvidio, a service that helps online retailers increase their sales by collecting and integrating their video review pages from YouTube and other social media, also announced that having completed a year beta pilot applications in a wide range of online shops in Europe and America, and in categories like Technology, Health and Beauty, Sport & Hobby, Home & Garden, Baby Items, Food, Fashion Accessories and Auto-Moto, the service is now open and available to brands and retailers.

Mr. Bratanis (PhD candidate at SEERC and graduate of the BSc Hons in Computer Science) and Mr. Kourtesis (PhD candidate at SEERC and graduate of the MSc in Software Engineering and Telecommunications) met while working together as PhD researchers at our research centre, SEERC, on cloud computing and intelligent information management, and started working on the development of an ecommerce video discovery platform in late 2013. In less than a year from incorporating the company, the startup’s team released a first version of its platform and launched a private beta programme that already includes major retailers and brands from across the world.

It should be noted that this is the second funding received by Goodvidio, following the €300,000 seed investment received by JEREMIE Openfund II (www.theopenfund.com) in 2015.  Also, among other awards, Goodvidio got the 2nd place at the Startup Weekend in Sheffield, in November of 2013.

The International Faculty, CITY College, warmly congratulates its graduates on this exemplary achievement and wish them every success.

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