Fantag Selected as Finalist for 2019 SXSW Pitch
Fantag to Showcase Video Technology in the Entertainment and Content Category
Sacramento, CA, January 9, 2019 – Fantag, California-based developer of innovative video technology, was selected as a finalist in the Entertainment and Content category for the 11th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 8-17, 2019) Entrepreneurship & Startup Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Of the record-setting 800 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2019, Fantag was selected among the finalists spanning 10 separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, and the event will then culminate with the 2019 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.
SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 10 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearables, Hyper-Connected Communities, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation & Delivery.
Fantag will present among four other companies in the Entertainment and Content category on Sunday, March 10.
"We're thrilled to be presenting at SXSW Pitch," said John Stone, CEO of Fantag. “Being selected among so many innovative companies is both an honor and confirmation that our video technology has broad appeal and application. Anyone who has streamed live sports or created video productions knows the thrill of capturing exciting moments on video. Fantag is designed to help content creators monetize and streamline the distribution of video highlights, which increases the value from the video they are already capturing. Their audiences love it because they can now get instant video highlights directly on their phones!”
"For more than a decade, we’ve had the pleasure of watching the leading startups of today and tomorrow successfully capture the attention of investors, partners and prospective customers – giving innovative CEOs the added boost and confidence they sometimes need to exceed the goals they've set for themselves and their teams,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 453 companies we’ve seen deliver their pitches on stage, 71 percent have gone on to secure funding, and 16 percent were acquired through 2018. We’re both proud and excited about where our past finalists have gone and where this year’s group is sure to go.”
For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch
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Fantag helps video creators realize more value from their video by simplifying the process of capturing, sharing, monetizing and distributing highlights directly to fans. Fantag is best known for enabling instant highlights for sports; however, the technology is also well suited for other live events such as performances, conferences, breaking news and festivals. Fantag’s customers range from high schools to colleges, teams to tournaments, streamers to broadcasters, and freelancing videographers to content rights holders. Fantag also integrates its technology into other applications and partner platforms to power instant highlights and create a world where no moment is ever lost.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2019 will take place March 8-17.