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Aussie HR tech innovator VideoMyJob accepted into Silicon Valley startup accelerator Plug and Play

VideoMyJob has just kicked another goal for Australian startups on the road to global domination – a much sought after spot in Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Centre new accelerator program ‘Enterprise 2.0’. The acceptance rate for these Summer 2018 batches was less than 2%.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform connecting startups to corporations, with 22 locations across the world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play has built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC aimed at giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond.

“Plug and Play is here to fuel innovation and give startups an opportunity to team up with the largest players in their industry,” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “We are excited to welcome the newest startups into the Plug and Play ecosystem.”

VideoMyJob, a Melbourne-based startup yet to celebrate its second birthday, is a video editing and publishing app created by recruitment and talent acquisition experts, for the HR industry. The award-winning tech gives companies the tools to create, edit, share and track branded video content across digital channels. Their best-in-class mobile app makes professional video production from a smartphone achievable, on a global scale.

In early March VideoMyJob pitched to a room full of Silicon Valley investors, executives and mentors. The competition was fierce, with hundreds of tech startups ‘speed pitching’ in 5 minute time slots. After receiving a rare standing ovation for her pitch, co-founder Kristen Graham was quietly confident that the Aussie startup would make the final cut.

During the next three months, VideoMyJob will go through a program centred on business development. They will have the chance to secure pilots, POCs and investments from Plug and Play’s extensive network of 220 corporate partners. Plug and Play alumni have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound and Zoosk.

“I could not be more thrilled about the quality of the startups across all our programs. We have already seen some early engagements from our corporate partners and funding events on their way. Judging by the first few days, this will likely be the best cohort yet,” shared Ivan Zgomba, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. The Plug and Play internship comes off the back of a three-month stint at Austrade’s San Francisco Landing Pad. Landing Pads provides market-ready startups and scaleups with a ninety-day residency in a co-working space to help them grow their business, facilitating introductions to investors, mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities – such as the Plug and Play Tech Center.

About VideoMyJob

VideoMyJob is an award-winning HR tech startup helping companies attract, engage and retain talent with video. The VideoMyJob mobile app enables teams with no production experience to create, edit and share professional branded videos from their smartphones.

 

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