Video search startup snags Myspace and Orange Labs engineer Jason Eacott25th September 2014
Video search startup Peepable today announced that experienced software engineer Jason Eacott was joining the team as lead architect. South Australian born Eacott, who has 20 years of tech experience, is first senior hire for Peepable since it raised $500,000 in seed funding from angel investors. The announcement follows Peepable’s selection as one of the 23 companies to present at Tech23 2014, one of Australia’s foremost startup events.
Eacott will work with co-founder Alex French and Peepable’s Europe and Australia-based tech team to build out the IT infrastructure for the startup. When the beta version launches shortly, people all over the world will be able to search and share video from an initial corpus containing millions of videos.
Peepable Co-founder Nari Jennings said that the appointment was a coup for a nascent startup: “We are thrilled to be adding a tech expert of Jason’s caliber and expertise to our team – his background is exceptional, and he adds further international experience, having worked in both in the US and in Asia.”
Prior to returning to Australia, Eacott spent time as a senior research engineer for Orange/France Telecoms Lab in both San Francisco and Tokyo, where he developed new products and technical solutions for the global telco giant. He also spent time with Myspace’s development team in the United States.
Jason Eacott, lead architect for Peepable, commented: “Peepable is an exciting startup, with a unique technological challenge, and I was attracted both by its massive global potential and by the team behind the business. With the explosion of online video there is a genuine gap in the market for a better way to search and share video. With our beta version scheduled to launch shortly, it’s the perfect time for me to be joining the team.”
Peepable is backed by investors such as San Francisco-based Stuart McLeod, VP at Xero, and Australian-based Tony Fairbairn, the driving force behind the growth of e3Learning. Its advisory board includes Peter Vroom of Vroom & Associates and Ashford Pritchard, group account director at Launch Group.
Peepable will launch a beta test version shortly. Pre-registration now available at peepable.com.