U of M Spinout Flipgrid Raises $17m Series A For Vidku


Edit 2/25 @11:00am: Flipgrid remains the name of the product, Vidku is the new parent company. Also, Brightstone Venture Capital came out as another investor.

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 6.35.18 PMFlipgrid, a social video service designed for the education field, just announced at Mobilize MN the completion of a $17m series A funding round and new parent company Vidku  (video + haiku).

Flipgrid started inside the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML), moved into the Institute for Design and Innovation, and now lives as an indepedent venture.  Design Professor and Co founder Charles Miller says that the product has facilitated some 2 million+ video shares since inception and will broaden its scope as short form video collaboration platform moving forward: