SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Agora, the leading voice, video and live broadcasting platform, today announced the launch of Agora for Startups, a new program designed to help startups drive new innovations with the latest in real-time engagement technology.
The Agora for Startups program aims to support and nurture entrepreneurs and developers who are incorporating live voice and video into their applications as they work to make their fresh ideas and concepts a reality. Startups accepted into the program gain access to Agora’s cutting-edge real-time engagement solutions, a dedicated team of product experts, and generous free minutes that allow startups to scale up with minimal or no cost.
“Agora prides itself on working with pioneers and innovators across many different industry verticals, including social media, gaming, retail, telehealth, education, IoT, and many more,” said Reggie Yativ, CRO and COO at Agora. “We’re truly amazed at seeing the creative new use cases that go live every day and extremely excited to empower the next generation of killer apps that disrupt existing industries.”
Agora partners directly with the investment community, including venture capital firms, accelerators, and tech incubators, to give portfolio companies access to the best tools and resources to gain a competitive edge and get to market faster. New partners of the program include Berkeley SkyDeck, a startup accelerator created by UC Berkeley; Plug and Play, an innovation platform that brings together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations; and Coatue Management, a leading technology investor known for investments in Uber, SnapChat, Box.com, Lime, DoorDash, and others.
Applications for the Agora for Startups program are accepted on a rolling basis and open to all qualified startups associated with our partners.
Founded in 2014, Agora is a global company with offices in Santa Clara, Shanghai, and customers in over 100 countries. Agora offers a real-time engagement platform as a service that allows developers to easily embed voice and video chat, interactive broadcasting, and messaging on a global scale for any mobile, Web or desktop application. With over 10 billion minutes of monthly usage on our network, Agora is trusted by developers and brands across the globe with use cases ranging from gaming, social, e-commerce, education, to healthcare and more.
The Agora platform is powered by the Agora Software-Defined Real-Time Network (SD-RTN™), a global delivery network of 200 data centers. SD-RTN™ dynamically manages the routing of voice and video to overcome severe packet loss incidents and enable a seamless, uninterrupted, high-quality real-time delivery across the globe, even in the most remote locations and emerging markets.
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