After participating in Startupbootcamp Berlin, startup Vigour.io is today announcing that it has raised 500,000 euros (just south of $650,000) in seed funding from Deutsche Telekom’s accelerator, hub:raum, with Dutch VC fund Linden Mobile Ventures chipping in for the round.
The fledgling Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company enables apps to run across a multitude of decices, converging their respective user interfaces into a single, fluid experience over the cloud.
There’s no better way to explain what that means in practice than to simply show you a demo video of the technology in action:
Vigour co-founder and CEO Ramon Duivenvoorden, who started the company with Jim de Beer and Marcus Besjes (pictured below) last year, calls this ‘interface convergence’.
The startup will launch a product based on its technology, dubbed Vigour Video, essentially a white-labelled template for media companies that want to give their audience the ability to connect different devices and make for a unified video experience.
As a user, you’ll be able to use your mobile device of choice to swipe through video content, while additional information is instantly displayed on a bigger screen.
Once you find a video you want to watch, you can use the mobile device to serve as a remote control, or to browse for more video content.
The investor group mentioned above is joined by DG-i, a German IT company that will provide “strategic benefits and technical expertise” to Vigour during the roll-out of its first products.
Another early investor in the company is Hampus Jakobsson, co-founder of The Astonishing Tribe (now part of BlackBerry).
Here’s a picture of the founding team:
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