EFM Startups Alumni

At the centre of Europe’s most exciting Startup hub - Berlin - the European Film Market selects 10 leading tech entrepreneurs and connects them with the film and media industries under the banner of EFM Horizon.

Displayed below, you find a list of all EFM Startups participants from previous years.

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Karen Arikian

BIG COUCH London, UK
"EFM Startups champions talent and ambition while inspiring startups founders with the confidence to reach their highest goals."


CINURU RESEARCH Potsdam, Germany
"The EFM Startups initiative provided a valuable showcase for our company early on and helped us grow our international networks in more ways than we would have imagined!"


CUES Edinburgh, UK
CUES is an analytics company that provides a bespoke audience attention report specifically for the film industry. We track and analyse online interactions around your title and provide a comprehensive analysis of the territories where your film is likely to find a receptive audience.


EYECANDYLAB Unterfoehring, Germany
“It was an awesome experience, especially the individual organization and the good matchmaking were blast!”


FASSOO Berlin, Germany and London, UK
Fassoo is a SaaS automated multi-language video tagging platform, which will enable the automated generation of metadata dedicated to films based on computer vision and machine-learning technologies. The platform allows filmmakers and production companies to upload video files to the platform to be automatically tagged and indexed. Key components of the automated tagging process are intelligent keyframe extraction, person recognition, semantic concept detection, logo and object recognition, optical character recognition and the detection of interpersonal interactions.


GRUVI London, UK
"In an industry that is often too keen on sticking to the tried and tested, EFM Startups takes the important step of putting a focus on innovation. We, at Gruvi, are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to showcase our activity and upcoming projects in the context of the European Film Market."


OVA Montreal, Canada
"EFM Startups initiative 2018 is a mélange of ideas for those who are willing to think outside the box. From my point of view, it is more than just a festival for film. It’s also about how technology is at the core of this evolving sector. By grouping all these fields together, it forces the participant to realize that new ideas emerge when concepts cross multiple medium. It’s a kind of a crystal ball for film industry.”


THREE LEFTS Toronto, Canada
THREE LEFTS is a research and development studio of disruptive technologies focused on the Blockchain. Positioned at the forefront of industry, we have built leading bespoke blockchain enterprise solutions for diverse industries. In an ever globalizing and complex business environment, our Smart Contract platform allows for the communication and consolidation of legal contracts for increased efficiency, enforcement and auditability. Leveraging this technology, our Media blockchain solution secures and improves the distribution of media for intellectual property rights management.


VIALOG London, UK
"EFM Startups is a unique visibility opportunity for startups in the international movie industry. We were fortunate to be part of the programme, and have met with film festival programmers, producers and agents to test our assumptions and better define our propositions. Empowered by new contacts and their insights, Vialog can now provide better solutions as the ultimate mobile video app for discussing films at festivals."


YOU-VR Potsdam, Germany
"The EFM Startups initiative was the best and smoothest pitching and meeting experience I had with You-VR. It all worked in a charm. Thank you!"

BIG COUCH London, UK
"EFM Startups champions talent and ambition while inspiring startups founders with the confidence to reach their highest goals."


CINURU RESEARCH Potsdam, Germany
"The EFM Startups initiative provided a valuable showcase for our company early on and helped us grow our international networks in more ways than we would have imagined!"


EYECANDYLAB Unterfoehring, Germany
“It was an awesome experience, especially the individual organization and the good matchmaking were blast!”


GRUVI London, UK
"In an industry that is often too keen on sticking to the tried and tested, EFM Startups takes the important step of putting a focus on innovation. We, at Gruvi, are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to showcase our activity and upcoming projects in the context of the European Film Market."


OVA Montreal, Canada
"EFM Startups initiative 2018 is a mélange of ideas for those who are willing to think outside the box. From my point of view, it is more than just a festival for film. It’s also about how technology is at the core of this evolving sector. By grouping all these fields together, it forces the participant to realize that new ideas emerge when concepts cross multiple medium. It’s a kind of a crystal ball for film industry.”


VIALOG London, UK
"EFM Startups is a unique visibility opportunity for startups in the international movie industry. We were fortunate to be part of the programme, and have met with film festival programmers, producers and agents to test our assumptions and better define our propositions. Empowered by new contacts and their insights, Vialog can now provide better solutions as the ultimate mobile video app for discussing films at festivals."


YOU-VR Potsdam, Germany
"The EFM Startups initiative was the best and smoothest pitching and meeting experience I had with You-VR. It all worked in a charm. Thank you!"

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