ANTIHERO

A BERLIN BASED VIDEO STARTUP
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INTRODUCTION

FOUR GUYS
THAT LOVE VIDEO
AND MOBILE UX.

Hello. We’re a team of mission driven filmmakers, engineers and entrepreneurs coming together to push the envelope on mobile video. We pride ourselves on being obsessed with user experience and are backed by some of the finest early stage media investors in London, New York and Silicon Valley who believe we’re right to do so.
To learn more about the team and our award winning products, go ahead and scroll down!

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FOUNDERS
MARKUS
GILLES
Markus is the thinker of the team. Responsible for all things business, he splits his time between Berlin and New York. Before becoming a film producer and entrepreneur, he worked as a press spokesman and CCO and did political communications at the German Parliament.

JONAS
BRANDAU
Jonas is the designer. An award winning cinematographer in his former life, he now pours his aesthetic ingenuity into crafting beautiful digital products. He made it his personal mission to solve the mobile pain points of fellow video lovers out there.

MATHIAS
SAUVESTRE
Mathias is the iOS lead. The term 'rapid prototyping' takes on a new meaning after you meet this french front end developer. Time from starting to learn Objective-C to publishing a vastly successful 1st app version to the App Store: 3 weeks! One year later, nobody knows as much about iOS video architecture as him.

ANDREAS
PURSIAN
Andreas is the backend and infrastructure expert. With more than a decade of IT experience, he is the one making sure that our apps are working smoothly and securely in the cloud. He has traveled extensively and built IT-teams in four different countries.

HYPER
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HYPER

A daily mobile video magazine. 100% humanly curated. Immersive fullscreen experience. A daily mobile video magazine. 100% humanly
curated. Immersive Fullscreen Experience.
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AWKWARD
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AWKWARD

Awkward has been an excitingly successful and fun side project. The idea was simple but awesome: Record a blurred, anonymous 10-second microvideo and share it with the world. One week after launch Awkward was downloaded over 10.000 times and over a million blurred video confessions where swiped by our users. After Mashable broke the story, Awkward was featured on numerous publications and several TV shows across the US and Europe.
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PINIO
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PINIO

Pinio was our first product: A video based discussion platform. Think Twitter meets Vine in a beautiful quality context. Even though we realized quickly that microvideo hadn’t enough mainstream appeal as a discussion medium, we scored some impressive beta stage publicity. Besides celebrities from Berlin’s startup scene, even Chancellor Merkel recorded a microvideo on our platform. Still in love with Pinio, we believe its time has yet to come.
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Our products were featured on:
...and many more
FRIENDS
What others have to say about us...
David Birnbaum, President Broadway Video Ventures
THESE GUYS LEAD THE
WAY WHEN IT COMES
TO MOBILE VIDEO.
David Birnbaum
President of Broadway Video Ventures

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Christian Reber, CEO of Wunderlist
ONE OF THE
BEST PRODUCT
TEAMS I'VE SEEN.

Christian Reber
CEO Wunderlist

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Jens Begemann, CEO of Wooga
THEY'RE NAILING THE USER
EXPERIENCE EVERY SINGLE TIME.
ABSOLUTE A-PLAYER TEAM.
Jens Begemann
CEO Wooga

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Ramzi Rizk, CTO of EyeEm
IMPRESSIVE
TECHNOLOGY BY SUPER
SMART CODERS.

Ramzi Rizk
CoFounder/CTO EyeEm

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Here are some photos of us doing things...
Angela Merkel using Pinio
THE MOST POWERFUL
WOMAN IN THE WORLD
MEETS GREAT UX.
Developer team working
MATHIAS AND ANDREAS
PEER PROGRAMMING
Markus Gilles on stage
MARKUS IN PITCH MODE
Jonas designing on a notepad watching an iPad
JONAS DESIGNING
A NEW FEATURE
Markus Gilles shacking hand with Steve Ballmer
MARKUS ON
BALLMER PEAK
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