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Mobile Video Search Engine Vuclip Raises $8 Million

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Video search engine Vuclip has raised $8 million in Series C funding led by NEA and Jafco Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to nearly $20 million.

Vuclip is an independent mobile video service that is accessible via mobile browsers, leveraging HTML5 technology to power the platform. The service is popular in international markets including India, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Distribution partners include Airtel, Maxis, Tata DoCoMo, Telkomsel, Vodafone, and XL and the company has content relationships with premium content providers such as The AP, Billboard, Falcon Interactive and Times of India.

While YouTube continues to dominate web video search, the company says it is growing fast. It took 31 months to serve up Vuclip’s first billion videos, then only eight months to reach the second billion. Vuclip says that is is now the largest mobile video provider India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Vuclip plans to use the funding to expand mobile video analytics to help advertisers and content owners to help them understand how video is being consumed and region-specific trends.