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Synthesia

AI video creation platform

201-500 employees
  • B2B
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internal tools
  • SaaS
  • Video
Fitzrovia, London, UK

Company mission

To empower everyone to make video content - without cameras, microphones or studios.

Top investors

Many candidates hear
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40% female employees

139% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Video is an integral part of companies’ marketing strategies, and the adoption of synthetic media has grown in popularity. As organisations are investing in videos, startups are building platforms to support the process. Synthesia is an AI-powered video generation platform that saves enterprises up to 100x the cost and time of producing a video.

The company leverages deep learning to simulate real videos and real actors without the need for costly infrastructure like camera crews, actors, cameras, studios, and a lengthy post-production process. Synthesia’s first product STUDIO launched in public beta in the summer of 2020 and it is now used by 30,000+ companies, including the BBC, Teleperformance, Amazon, and Reuters.

Notably, Prof. Matthias Niessner, one of the co-founders of the company, is behind some of the most well-recognised research projects in the field Deep Video Portraits and Face2Face. The company's intuitive interface has grown to become the #1 rated video creation platform, proving its strong ability to capitalise on the growing AI in media market – which is estimated to be worth $99.48 Billion by 2030.

Benefits

  • 🌴 25 days of annual leave + public holidays in the country where you are based
  • 🎉 Fun culture with regular socials and company retreats (Portugal, Copenhagen & Barcelona!)
  • 🍫 Office snacks and regular tasty lunches!
  • 🤑 Generous referral scheme
  • 🚀 A huge opportunity for career growth as you’ll help shape a market-defining product
  • 🏥 Private Medical Insurance (Medical History Disregarded basis) including mental health support, dental & vision, cashback and gym discounts.
  • 📍You will work in a hybrid setting with offices London, New York, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Munich & Zurich!
  • 🍼 Paid parental leave entitling primary caregivers to 16 weeks of full pay, and secondary 5 weeks of full pay.
  • 💸 Stock options in our fast-growing Series C start-up

Company values

  • Outcomes over Inputs & Plans: We value outcomes and iterations, not inputs
  • Be an Owner: Acting like an owner is encouraged: Ask questions, challenge decisions and show leadership
  • Make the Journey Fun: We strive for an informal, low hierarchy culture where we can all be our true selves.
  • Default to Simple: Simple is better - until it's not. But in most cases we can stick to very simple solutions

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Jun 2023

$90m

SERIES C

Dec 2021

$50m

SERIES B

$156.6m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Experience working on growth and product at Aller Media and Founders. Co-founded Immersive Futures in 2016 and Coincall in 2017.

Steffen Tjerrild

(Co-Founder & COO & CFO)

Former Investment Manager at Kukula Capital and Business Developer at Founders.

Matthias Niessner

(Co-Founder)

Computer science professor at the Technical University Munich.

Lourdes Agapito

(Co-Founder)

Professor of 3D Computer Vision at University College London.

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Intelligent people (4)

Innovative product (4)

My opinions are valued (3)

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Fair compensation (3)

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