Past Meetup

FDU Event with Animoto Founder and CTO Stevie Clifton

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - THE ORANGERIE at The Campus Library

285 Madison Avenue The Campus Library · Madison, NJ

How to find us

Go to the FDU library building - once you are there you can't miss us.

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Join us and learn how Stevie went viral with Animoto growing it to over 6 million users. This includes 750,000 people who signed up for the Facebook app in only three days. During that period 25,000 people tried Animoto in a single hour.

Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. Animoto is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Animoto was founded in 2006 by Steve Clifton, Jason Hsiao, Brad Jefferson, and Tom Clifton because of the poor video quality found on the internet. Animoto’s patented Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology allows users to turn photos, video clips and music into video slideshows. Animoto’s founders include former producers of ABC, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and the Documentary Group

Investors of Animoto include, Soft Tech, Bruce Livingstone (founder of iStockphoto and Stocksy United), Madrona Venture Group, and Spectrum Equity Investors. Animoto received $4.4 million in series B funding from Madrona Venture Group, Amazon, SoftTech VC, Bruce Livingstone. By 2011, the company raised $25 million in series C funding led by Spectrum Equity Investors, Madrona Venture Group and Amazon.

Agenda for the evening is as follows:

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza & Networking

7:00 to 7:10 Updates

7:10 to 7:20 Audience/Member Announcements and Requests

7:20 to 7:30 Startup presentation 1

7:30 to 7:40 Startup presentation 2

7:40 to 8:10 Keynote speaker: Stevie Clifton Co Founder and CTO of Animoto

8:10 to 9:00 Networking

After 9:00 Drinks at Vanderbilt's in the Hamilton Park Hotel 175 Park Ave Florham Park, NJ 07932 ( - Just exit through the Florham Road / Park Ave exit of FDU and you will see the Hotel on the left before you reach Park Ave.

Directions - Complete directions to the FDU library are available here -

Parking - Park behind the library, across from of the dorms or in one of the larger (but further) lots. See the parking map below.