Euclid Media has built a platform that helps advertisers reach targeted online audiences with an unobtrusive yet effective form of advertising: brand placements inserted directly into video. Euclid's digital insertion technology makes insertions easy and flexible. Content producers maintain creative control but can better monetize their work. Ads can be inserted and changed after a video has been produced, enabling the repurposing of content for multiple advertisers.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Euclid Media is backed by the venture capital firm Matrix Partners.
Ryan White and Bryan Feldman received their Ph.D's in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Univ. of California, Berkeley where their focus was Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. They have authored numerous scientific publications on the subjects and have presented their work at leading conferences, including SIGGRAPH and CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition). Bryan is National Science Foundation Fellow and Ryan is both a Mayfield and Department of Homeland Security Fellow. They have worked at companies such as Nvidia, Pixar, and Microsoft. Both are excited to be a part of the revolution in video entertainment and passionate about developing powerful video tools.
Jim Chu is our head of Business Development and brings over 13 years of experience in developing and operating high-tech internet businesses. At Cisco Systems, he held senior management positions in marketing and business development, based alternately in France, Argentina, and the US. Since 2005, Jim has been developing businesses in digital media and has been particularly involved in Internet video and the evolving online advertising market. Jim holds two degrees from Stanford University, a B.A. in Quantitative Economics and International Relations, and a M.A. in International Policy Studies.
George Hines is our head of Engineering and brings a broad background in software engineering and technical leadership. His over two decades of experience spans many areas including systems engineering, hardware troubleshooting, application development, and engineering management. At Sun, George held the position of Technical Director where he drove change in both support and engineering organizations. At Pyramid Technology, George held the position of Computer Scientist where he was kernel project lead for multiple server generations. George has both a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science Engineering.
Board Members and Advisors
Jonathan Epstein has more than 20 years of high-technology media and marketing experience including his current position as CEO of Double Fusion, a leading In-Game Advertising Network. Prior to joining Double Fusion, Epstein served as co-head of the digital media group of United Talent Agency, overseeing a wide range of transactions in the gaming, mobile, Internet, and advertising technology markets. Prior to UTA, Epstein founded or ran most of the major interactive media properties in the gaming space, including GameSpot, GameSpy and IGN, all of which had successful exits.
Bob Lisbonne is a Venture Partner at Matrix Partners Venture Capital where he serves on a number of portfolio company Boards of Directors. Prior to working as a venture capitalist, Bob spent his career as an operating executive in software and internet companies. He worked from 1995-1999 at Netscape as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the browser division. Bob attended Stanford University, where he earned MBA, MA, and BA degrees and did graduate studies in Computer Science.
David Forsyth is a Full Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign having previously served 10 years on the faculty at UC Berkeley. He has published over 100 papers on computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning, and is co-author of the popular textbook "Computer Vision: A Modern Approach". He is a regular member of the program committee of all major international conferences on computer vision and recipient of the IEEE Technical Achievement award.
Dana Stalder brings a wealth of experience in starting, building and managing growth at multiple Internet and software companies. Dana has been integral to the success of some of the most innovative and influential products and brands on the Internet, including Netscape, eBay and PayPal. He has worked through every phase of company development, from founding and raising venture capital to developing new products and expanding into new markets.
Sai-Wai Fu has 28 years of experience as a corporate executive, an entrepreneur and a technology venture investor. In 1999, Mr. Fu started YesVideo to build a service business that marries digital video technology and Internet technology to help people Share, Organize and Preserve their family video and photo content. Prior to Yes Video, Mr. Fu was a VP at C-Cube Microsystems, where he helped C-Cube grow from a start-up to an industry leader in digital video technology, with a $2B market value.