$5 Million in Series B Funding
On February 29,2016 Infiniscene ,a Techstars Chicago 2015 graduate and one of the startups to watch — is looking to change that with its easy-to-use, cloud-powered broadcasting studio. In closed beta since last year, the company recently raised $1.8 million and will be opening up its beta to the public next month. In addition to scaling up and improving their existing platform, the Infiniscene team is also working on applications that would allow users to stream from Xbox One and Playstation 4 without having to buy additional hardware. Once live — possibly as soon as at the end of this year — these applications will make sophisticated streams available for huge new segments of the gamer population.
Infiniscene got started back in 2014, when one of Grubbs’ co-founders, Aaron Hassell, called him with the idea for a web-based application for controlling broadcast software. After spending some time hashing out ways to make existing software more user-friendly, they came to the conclusion that current software solutions were so broken that it’d be better to just start from scratch. They decided to build a new, browser-based broadcasting studio.
You can find more information on Infiniscene’s funding on BuiltInChicago.