Kaltura Nabs $25m From Mitsui, ORIX, Intel And More To Grow Its Open Source Video Platform Globally

Paul Sawyers | The Next Web (TNW) | November 20, 2012

Kaltura, the open source video platform that’s powering Wikipedia’s new HTML5 player, has announced a new $25 million funding round from new investors which include Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and ORIX Ventures, with participation from existing investors which include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures.

Kaltura was founded in New York back in 2006, and it offers a platform for publishers to manage, monetize and analyze their online videos.

Earlier this month, we reported that after a 5-year beta period, Wikipedia was finally moving into the video era with a new HTML5 player. The online encyclopedia started working with Kaltura way back in 2008, and with this full public roll-out, editors can now collaborate on video-based Wiki articles using Kaltura’s suite of tools.