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Streaming Appliances heads to Plug and Play

Kwaai Oak accompanied its new client, Streaming Appliances (our very own Pied Piper) to the Plug and Play pitch fest. Almost 30 startups presented to a ‘shark tank’ of industry gate-keepers, influencers, and play makers. Familiar faces from Google Ventures, Ericsson, DirecTV, and Samsung nodded approvingly and we delivered our 5 minute pitch on this ground-breaking video optimization technology. We’ve been called back. I’ll keep you posted…

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Kwaai Oak leads Yottio seed round

Kwaai Oak leads the seed investment round of Yottio and others follow! Don’t miss the boat. Yottio is developing a platform for the production, curation, and moderation of mobile streams. Early adopters include major TV broadcasters yet to be announced. “Yottio is the first ever social network built around real-time live video that connects users directly with […]

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Investing and Funding in Music & Music Technology – Looking at Venture Capital, Private Equity and Crowdfunding

Tech startup funding is broken! How bad is the break? What is the fix?

The traditional funding model for tech startups is broken! How bad is the break, and what is the fix? Join Reza Rassool, founder of CTO-as-a-service firm, Kwaai Oak, on a panel that will discuss forward-thinking models for investment in digital entertainment. Founded in 2008, Kwaai Oak has used its innovative, hands-on investment strategy to fund […]

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What is CTO-as-a-Service?

Founder, Reza Rassool, described the concept of CTO-as-a-Service to a crowd of contestants in the startup pitch contest held at Digital Entertainment World 2015. Kwaai Oak engineers have been the tech team been several well known businesses and have in total accelerated over 20 startups. This includes Widevine Technologies – acquired by Google in 2010 […]

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Kwaai Oak at the NAB Show

Kwaai Oak accelerates your business through ‘CTO-as-a-Service’ We help you pitch your business with a detailed, model that allows you to forecast your funding and growth scenarios. We develop the software systems within the budgetary constraints of a start-up while still powering your fledgling business. We identify business-wide analytics and bring them into a single dashboard, […]

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12 STARTUPS & COUNTING…

Kwaai Oak is a start-up accelerator. ‘CTO-as-a-Service’ We help you pitch your business with a detailed, model that allows you to forecast your funding and growth scenarios. We develop the software systems within the budgetary constraints of a start-up while still powering you fledgling business. We identify business-wide analytics and bring them into a single dashboard, […]

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Mind Your Business

We help you formalize your business in a detailed model that allows you to forecast your growth scenarios. We develop the software systems that power your business using the most current technologies. We identify business-wide analytics and bring them into a single dashboard, showing the health of your operation. We help you to increasingly automate […]

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BOOK LAUNCH OF “District Six: Lest We Forget”

Cape Town, South Africa.   The family of the late Yousuf “Joe” Rassool and the District Six Museum proudly invite you to the book launch of the memoir, “District Six: Lest We Forget” The context is Cape Town, South Africa of the 1930s as seen through the pre-teen eyes of the author, Yousuf ‘Joe’ Rassool […]

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Get Your Head Out of the Cloud

Best Practices and Strategies for Cloud Deployments Location: Palisades Room Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Time: 3:15PM – 4:00PM With all the hype surrounding the “cloud”, it can be tempting for media companies to focus solely on the benefits without spending enough time on the process  that needs to be undertaken for the benefits to […]

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Congratulations to The Square

2014 Oscar® Nomination for Best Documentary Feature Gathr® Your Square with Theatrical On Demand® today! Gathr Films®, pioneers of Theatrical On Demand® distribution, is proud to partner with the filmmakers of the Oscar®-nominated and critically-acclaimed feature film documentary, The Square, to galvanize the enormous groundswell of grassroots enthusiasm into theatrical screenings, nationwide. Garnering this year’s […]

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Kwaai Oak presenting at CES!

Happy New Year All,   Let’s kick-off 2014 with a meeting. We will be presenting at CES on subject of HyperElasticity™ Thanks for all your support in making 2013 such a spectacular first year for Kwaai Oak‘s CTO-as-a-Service™. Our clients included Gathr Films for whom we developed a film ticketing and distribution platform that crowd-sources audiences […]

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Crowdsourcing Opportunity: 99% of US cinema seats lie empty Monday to Thursday

The promising opportunity of crowdsourcing theatrical distribution was discussed at the Fall Digital Hollywood Conference in Los Angeles in October. CTO, Reza Rassool, represented Gathr Films at the Content Summit panel focused on crowd-funding.  He revealed that: "99% of US cinema seats lie empty Monday to Thursday." "6000+ festival quality feature films were made last year." "Hollywood markets fewer and fewer titles […]

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