AI video creation platform

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Company mission

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



HQ Location

Fitzrovia, London, UK


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139% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Synthesia

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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.

Total funding - $63.4m

Last 2 fundraises

Apr 2021



Dec 2021



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • 🏢 Flexible WFH or from our amazing office in Oxford Circus - do what suits your lifestyle!
  • 📈 Generous stock option plan
  • 🧓 Pension
  • 🌴 25 days of annual leave + Bank holidays
  • 🎉 Fun culture with regular socials and company retreats twice a year
  • 🍫 Free office snacks and unreal coffee!
  • 💻 Brand new MacBook
  • ⌨ WFH set up
  • 🏝 Paid 4 week sabbatical and $10,000 after 4 years

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


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

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.

Diversity & Inclusion at Synthesia

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Naina Badesha (People Ops Specialist)

  • Synthesia is fully committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Our ambition is to have an environment that is equitable, diverse and inclusive for all our employees now and in the future
  • We believe that everyone at Synthesia is equally important, that we should celebrate diversity and the value it brings, and that everyone should feel they belong. We want to be a business that champions equality and an inclusive culture; where there are no barriers to colleagues realising their potential; and where every individual feels valued, respected and accepted.

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