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About Viewdle

Viewdle is a facial-recognition powered digital media platform for indexing, searching and monetizing video assets. Viewdle automatically looks inside the video, frame-by-frame, to create a real-time index of true on-screen appearances. The company seeks to build a people-in-video reference database.In October 2012, Viewdle was acquired by Google's Motorola Mobility unit. The valuation of Viewdle was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Viewdle Headquarter Location

1321 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 216

San Jose, California, 95128,

United States


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Viewdle Patents

Viewdle has filed 5 patents.

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Object recognition and categorization, Broadcast engineering, Video formats, Video codecs, Feature detection (computer vision)


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Object recognition and categorization, Broadcast engineering, Video formats, Video codecs, Feature detection (computer vision)



Latest Viewdle News

Education in the best technical university of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky KPI

Jul 26, 2021

Education in the best technical university of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky KPI NTUU “Igor Sikorsky KPI” – is the largest technical University of Ukraine and one of the top Universities of Europe and worldwide that producing the country’s best engineers for over a century. KPI’s notable alumni and teachers include world renown aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky, the founder of Soviet space program Serhiy Korolev, the founder of moder engineering mechanics Stepan Tymoshenko, pioneer researcher of joining and welding technologies Evhen Paton, Yegor Anchishkin – founder of Viewdle, a startup that was sold to Google for $35 million, and many others. KPI ranks 4% of the best universities of the world according to the international rating QS and Webometrics. In 2017 the “dcua” teaqm which formed during their studies at the KPI Physics and Technical Institute, has become the best in the world at the computer security competition CTF (Capture the Flag). It annually holds the highest positions among the best higher educational establishments of Ukraine – “Compass” and “TOP-200 Ukraine”. Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute cooperates with technical universities of dozens of world countries, a lot of international organizations ( UNESCO, UNIDO, WIPO, NATO, EDNES, ICSU, CODATA etc) and the most leading corporations and firms ( Siemens, Festo, Samsung, Intel, Ajax Systems, etc), takes part on international educational, scientific projects and programs. Watch the video and discover more about the university:

  • When was Viewdle founded?

    Viewdle was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Viewdle's headquarters?

    Viewdle's headquarters is located at 1321 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose.

  • What is Viewdle's latest funding round?

    Viewdle's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Viewdle raise?

    Viewdle raised a total of $10M.

  • Who are the investors of Viewdle?

    Investors of Viewdle include Motorola Mobility, Anthem Venture Partners, Relay Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, AMD Ventures and 6 more.

  • Who are Viewdle's competitors?

    Competitors of Viewdle include VideoSurf and 1 more.

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