Houseparty

Houseparty

Houseparty is a group video chat app founded by Itai Danino.

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Timeline

March 27, 2015

Houseparty raises a $14,000,000 series B round from SherpaShare, Rainfall Ventures, Vayner/RSE, Sherpa Capital, Universal Music Group, Razmig Hovaghimian, Soma Capital, WME Ventures, Greylock Partners, Slow Ventures, Aleph Venture Capital and UTA Ventures.

January 2012

Houseparty raises a $5,300,000 series C round from Acadia Woods.

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Alan Liang

Employee

Amanda McRae

Employee

Ann McIntyre

Employee

Austin Ellis

Employee

Ben Rubin

Founder

Chloe Sladden

Advisor

Courtney English

Employee

Danielle Davila

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

Eden Shochat

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Eric Krash

Employee

Gary Vaynerchuk

Investor

Jakub Swiadek

Employee

Jeffrey Needles

Employee

Jill Lin

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Jim Lanzone

Investor

Jonathan Reichhold

Employee

Josh Elman

Investor

Julia Onken

Employee

Kevin Colleran

Investor

Kimberly Kalb

Employee

Lee Linden

Investor

Manzurur Khan

Employee

Margot Putnam Delaney

Employee

Meredith Smith

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Sarah Perez
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Houseparty, the video chat app that's seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. The company on Friday will launch its first experiential event series called In The House, which will feature over 40 celebrities who will dance, talk, cook, sing, [...]
Divya Kala Bhavani
April 27, 2020
The Hindu
How safe are our video-chat apps? We speak to experts and users about how we can make our video-calling experiences safer.
Shawn Knight
April 25, 2020
TechSpot
To help people feel more like they are together when video chatting (and let's be honest - to help fend off competitors like Zoom and Houseparty), Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Messenger Rooms.
Josh Constine
April 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Forget the calendar invite. Just jump into a conversation. That's the idea powering a fresh batch of social startups poised to take advantage of our cleared schedules amidst quarantine. But they could also change the way we work and socialize long after COVID-19 by bringing the free-flowing, ad-hoc communication of parties and open office plans [...]
Shawn Knight
April 15, 2020
TechSpot
Houseparty, for example, realized 50 million new signups over the past month - a jump of around 70x its normal usage in some markets according to co-founder and CEO Sima Sistani. In Apple's US App Store, Houseparty has been the...
Shawn Knight
April 2, 2020
TechSpot
In a report published on Thursday, the app market and insights company revealed that in the first few weeks of March, the worldwide average weekly time spent in apps (among Android phone users) increased 20 percent year over year.
Supantha Mukherjee
March 31, 2020
U.S.
Group video chat app Houseparty offered a reward of $1 million for evidence of what it said was a smear campaign against the company as it fought to quash claims that the app was stealing data from others installed on the same smartphone.
March 30, 2020
WebWire
In the world of sustainable development, it is often said that business as usual is no longer viable. Little did we know, even a few months ago, that the world would be battling a global pandemic. The scale of disruption is unprecedented; almost nothing in our lifetimes has affected entire societies around the world so drastically. Few companies were prepared for the speed of the onset or the potential economic fall-out. At the moment, it's hard to predict how the situation will unfold, h...
March 31, 2020
Tech2
Houseparty has denied any breach in the app and says there is no link between the app and the compromises of unrelated accounts.
BBC News
March 31, 2020
BBC News
The company says claims it exposed users data were part of a commercial smear campaign.
Sarah Perez
March 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Work-from-home policies, social distancing, and government lockdowns have increased the demand for video conferencing apps, for both business and personal use. According to a new report from App Annie, out on Monday, business conferencing apps have been experiencing record growth, as a result, and just hit their biggest week ever in March, when they topped [...]
Khamosh Pathak
March 24, 2020
How-To Geek
Your phone is an essential companion when you work from home. Apps can help with everything from video-conferencing and communication, to exercising, relaxation, and fetching the groceries. Here are the apps we recommend.
Danny Crichton
June 17, 2019
TechCrunch
Video is the core entertainment medium of the web. Platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Netflix and more deliver millions of hours of videos to hungry consumers every day, and those deliveries will only intensify as video games move increasingly to streaming models. Yet, delivering all of that content remains an expensive and challenging endeavor. The largest [...]
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