Viewdle, a startup developing facial recognition technology for video, has received an unspecified amount of funding from KIT Capital. As part of the deal, Viewdle will partner up with ROO, another KIT portfolio company focused on IPTV broadcasting.
The partnership will provide ROO with full and exclusive access to Viewdle’s white label technology. Both companies will also work together to promote each other’s services. Reuters currently uses Viewdle’s technology to index the people in its video archives (see the Viewdle homepage for an example of what this looks like).
Viewdle presented this past fall at the TechCrunch40 conference. Our coverage of their presentation can be found here. The last (and only) time ROO came on our radar was over a year ago when News Corporation invested in the company without Fox Interactive’s knowledge.