Since 2007, Videolicious has been a leading provider of automatic video creation solutions, with millions of users in over 100 countries. Our patented automatic video editing technology has powered the creation of videos for major media companies and Fortune 500 retailers, including editorial videos, social marketing videos, personalized sales videos, content marketing videos, ecommerce videos, training videos, video profiles, and more.
The vision of Videolicious is to help our clients create the best possible videos in the shortest amount of time. Videolicious puts great video creation into the hands of everyone, from novices who need a fast and easy way to create professional-looking video to professionals who want to shoot more and edit less.
At age 24, Matt began selling products on QVC. He went on to sell more than 500,000 products through the TV shopping channel, which impressed him with its power to inform, connect, and introduce audiences to new products and ideas in a relaxed, entertaining way. Matt has also produced TV and music projects for artists such as George Clooney, James Earl Jones, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, and The New York Philharmonic. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale, where he received a BA in music.
Prior to forming Videolicious, Amanda was a founding partner of Capitol Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) that completed a $265 million initial public offering in 2007 and closed a merger in 2009 that led to the formation of Two Harbors Investment Corp., a NYSE listed REIT (TWO), and Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY). Amanda previously worked in private equity and mergers and acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. Amanda is a Truman Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with Honors in Economics, and received her MBA from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar. Amanda serves on the Board of Directors of Juice Beauty and the Melanoma Research Alliance. She is also a member of the Tech:NYC Leadership Council. Amanda is an active investor and advisor to companies in the healthy living and lifestyle space, including Goop, Daily Harvest, and OneFineStay.
Rick Smith is the President of The Pinkerton Foundation, a New York-based organization that supports programs for at-risk and disadvantaged young people. Rick's first career was with Newsweek. He joined the magazine on a writing tryout in 1970 and rose to become Editor-in-Chief, President and CEO. Before stepping down in 2007, he led Newsweek through the most profitable and productive years in its history. In 2002, he was awarded the magazine industry's highest honor: the Henry Johnson Fisher Award for Lifetime Achievement. Rick joined the board of Videolicious in 2008. He is Chairman of Merryck USA, a leading CEO mentoring firm, and on the board of the Forestar Group. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Albion College (MI), he received an M.S. from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, where he serves on the board of visitors. He is also a member of the international advisory board of the Harvard AIDS Initiative and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Adam Schwartz is founder and CEO of Articulate, a global leader in online learning software. Adam founded Articulate in 2002 with a vision to create innovative technologies that make it easier for the world to learn. Under Adam’s direction, Articulate has grown from a groundbreaking idea into an award-winning company that was recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. Articulate customers include 93 of the Fortune 100 and 50,000 organizations in 151 countries. Adam is an active angel investor in more than 70 innovative tech companies and serves on the boards of Embedly and Videolicious.