Vid, a video-centric social media app that allows users to control their data and monetize their memories, announced today the dates of its upcoming launch on iOS and Android. Established in January 2017, Vid uses AI and blockchain technology to enable its users to create privacy-protected video content while allowing users to monetize content and retain 100% of advertising revenue.
Pursuant to the expected February 29, 2020 launch of the iOS app and release of Vid Android Beta, the Vid team will work on readying its Android version for official release on April 1, 2020. The launch comes after a funding round of over $10 million USD in August 2019, with NGC Ventures, one of the world’s leading institutional investment firms, as a key investment partner.
Vid App Launch
“Vid is a revolutionary social app that seeks to disrupt the digital media industry globally and offer a fresh take on social media sharing among the digital generation. With videos and social sharing becoming more widespread than ever before in today’s digital age, we are incredibly excited about our upcoming launch and the opportunities that come with it. Since our partnership with key strategic investors, we have pioneered the launch of the app, onboarded an additional 16 globally recognized influencers, and grew our user base by 350% to 100,000+ users. As we continue to fuel our ambition of offering a superior, privacy-protected social experience to the masses, we are grateful to our partners and investors for their generous support, which mounted our growth significantly.”
– Jag Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of Vid
The app uses blockchain to transfer value between content creators, advertisers, and the Vid platform. The past six months post-investment have seen Vid propel forward significantly, with substantial growth in its user base, attributable in part to the onboarding of globally recognized influencers, which have an aggregate reach of over 375 million followers.
“Vid is at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital age where we have seen exponential growth in new social apps and content creators. With privacy becoming a major concern amongst digital users, there is a demand for enhanced personal security and reliability while allowing users to monetize shared content. Vid is built to offer all of these, making this app one with huge potential. Looking ahead, we will continue to be active advisors, investors, and supporters of Vid, driving user growth globally.”
– Tony Gu, Founding Partner at NGC Ventures