New Argo Streaming Platform Selected for Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Schedule
Argo is revolutionizing the way people watch, share and discover short films and TV
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Global Short Film Streaming Platform Argo is delighted to announce that it has been selected to be part of the Y Combinator (YC) Winter 2022 program and received its new investment from $500,000. Argo creates a social movie streaming ecosystem, where users and influencers can recommend movies, while filmmakers can choose how to monetize their work, including instantly turning their movies into NFT collections.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join the YC family,” said Arcadiy Golubovitch, CEO and co-founder of Argo. “At Argo, we’re on a mission to empower filmmakers to monetize their work and build their community. We bring together filmmakers, film festivals, brands, and influencers to provide better recommendations and a more engaging experience. Argo is designed to be social with a “creators first” mentality. We believe quality short film is the future.”
Y Combinator is one of the most renowned startup accelerators in the world and has backed over 3000 companies such as Airbnb, Stripe, Dropbox, Coinbase and Reddit. To date, the combined valuation of YC companies totals more than $600 billion.
The market for short films and TV shorts is massively underrepresented and underserved. NFT technology is helping Argo revolutionize film distribution by connecting filmmakers to their audiences in more meaningful ways.
“Tens of thousands of shorts are made every year,” Arcadiy said. “These films generate hundreds of millions of views, but filmmakers rarely see revenue. We’re here to change that.”
Founded in 2021, Argo is a next-generation streaming platform for curating, promoting and monetizing short films and television. Argo creates more personalized recommendations by letting you connect with friends, personalize your interests, and follow influencers, film festivals, and filmmakers. Argo works on a revenue-sharing basis to ensure that a new wave of independent filmmakers have the opportunity to spotlight and monetize their work around the world. For more information on Argo, visit www.WatchArgo.com or download the app in the App Store or Google Play.
About the Y combiner
Y Combinator is a seed fund based in Mountain View, California. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new seed funding model. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. YC Partners work closely with each company to get them in the best possible shape and refine their presentation to investors. Each batch culminates in a demo day when startups pitch their businesses to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 3,000 companies, including Airbnb, Coinbase, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, Docker, and Gusto. The combined valuation of YC companies is complete $600 billion.
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