ClipClock Raises $2.5 Million For Social Video Sharing

By Megan O'Neill 

Have you ever shared an online video with friends and told them something like “it gets really good at the 2-minute mark” or “just watch from 0:19 to 0:54”?  Lots of videos on the web have sections that are worth sharing, but the entire video may not necessarily be the most entertaining thing in the world.  That’s where ClipClock comes in.  ClipClock lets users collect and share clips or specific moments from online videos and today they’ve announced $2.5 million in funding by Runa Capital.

According to a press release, “ClickClock launched its website and iOS mobile application at the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference in early October in Santa Clara, CA. ClipClock stands out as the ultimate social video hub, where users can share top videos through major social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  Users can upload their own videos captured via phone.”

Don’t be fooled by the fact that ClipClock looks suspiciously similar to Chill, the great social network for sharing and discovering videos that launched earlier this year.  ClipClock differentiates itself through its focus on sharing “moments” rather than full videos.  “Emphasizing the greatest parts of the videos shared, ClipClock users can also take the best of each video as well, highlighting and sharing the most relevant moments.  By doing so, the service explores new territory through its video search contributions, as well as the most relevant moments will now become available through search engine queries like Google, Bing, and others.”

Check out the video below to find out more.

Alex Krainov, CEO and founder of ClipClock, says, “We want to set a new trend of watching and sharing online video by bringing together top video services and social networks, delivering this new amazing social video experience to our users both on web and mobile.  These last investment rounds from Runa Capital have greatly supported us in our plans.”

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.