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BBC NewsBBC News

Oct. 18, 2016

Video pioneer backs gig economy

Few entrepreneurs taste success until they've experienced what it's like to fail. It wasn't until New Zealand university drop-out, Tim Norton, set up a company focusing on the gig economy that he struck the right formula. Saddled with more than half a million dollars in debt from two failed companies, he set up his fifth firm, a global video production platform based in the cloud. ... Read more


Singapore Business ReviewSingapore Business Review

Sep 19, 2016

Here's how 90 seconds chief Tim Norton revolutionised the SaaS platform

He founded the world's leading cloud video creation portal for brands. Tim Norton is no stranger to failures. After he failed with his two earlier business ventures, Norton was soon overwhelmed with debt, with no assets to augment his losses. This did not discourage him to put up a business. Few other attempts later, he founded what he now proudly calls 90 seconds. ... Read more


E27E27

Aug 15, 2016

Founder tales: 4 Asia-based founders share their early startup trials and how they beat them

Founders of Carsome, ShopBack, Perx and 90 seconds expound on the challenges they faced building their platforms and how they overcame them ... Read more


Marketingmag.com.auMarketingmag.com.au

July 25, 2016

Crowdsourcing production platform 90 Seconds opens offices in Australia

Cloud-based video production collaboration platform 90 seconds has launched in Australia. 90 Seconds, the online marketplace which connects brands and agencies with video production professionals has opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne. ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

Jul 22 2016

EY names finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year

Eighteen New Zealand entrepreneurs have been selected to compete in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The group will be whittled down to five category finalists next month. ... Read more


MKTGMKTG

July 20, 2016

90 Seconds Launches In Australia

90 Seconds, the cloud video production platform and marketplace, today announced it has launched in Australia, opening offices in Sydney and Melbourne, following its recent AU$10 million funding injection from Sequoia Capital. ... Read more


InfluencingInfluencing

July 20, 2016

Cloud video production platform 90 Seconds launches in Australia

Cloud video production platform and marketplace 90 Seconds has launched in Australia, following its recent AU$10 million funding injection from Sequoia Capital. With brand new offices in Sydney and Melbourne, 90 Seconds now offers a full time team of 15 and over 700 creators in Australia. ... Read more


Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz

July 18 2016

Deloitte Fast 50: The ups and downs of taking big risks

Taking risks is all part of the game for Kiwi entrepreneur Tim Norton and he has had his fair share of risk-taking gone wrong. Norton founded video cloud production platform 90 Seconds, which recently received an $11 million investment led by venture capital firm Sequoia. ... Read more


MediaBUZZMediaBUZZ

July 2016

Global cloud video production platform 90 Seconds celebrates its achievements

The global cloud video production platform, 90 Seconds, celebrates it first anniversary in the Lion City, as well as having worked with over 50 brands and agencies in Singapore and produced an incredible 900,000 minutes of video over the past year. ... Read more


Asia ImageAsia Image

July 11, 2016

90 Seconds celebrates 900,000 minutes of video produced

90 Seconds, a leading cloud video production platform celebrated an incredible 900,000 minutes of video produced and its first anniversary in July in Singapore. The company has worked with over 50 major brands and agencies in Singapore including Singtel, DBS, UOB, PayPal, ANZ, Microsoft, HP, BBDO, JLL, Accenture and a host of others. ... Read more


Television Asia PlusTelevision Asia Plus

July 8, 2016

90 Seconds celebrates 900,000 minutes

90 Seconds is celebrating an incredible 900,000 minutes of video produced and its first anniversary in Singapore. The company has worked with over 50 major brands and agencies in Singapore including Singtel, DBS, UOB, PayPal, ANZ, Microsoft, HP, BBDO, JLL, Accenture and a host of others. ... Read more


UnfilteredUnfiltered

July 2016

How Tim Norton Went From $750K Debt To Raising $7.5M

Tim Norton was $750,000 in debt at the lowest point in his career. Now a serial entrepreneur, the company he founded just 6 years ago, 90 Seconds, brings in almost $50,000 per day in revenue, has 1,100 clients and 74 staff in 7 countries! ... Read more


Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz

June 26 2016

Japan a land of opportunities for NZ firms

Japan is an untapped land of opportunities for New Zealand businesses, but only for those that make the effort to understand everything that makes it tick. ... Read more


Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz

May 24 2016

90 Seconds' Tim Norton: how Kiwi firms can secure world class investment

The world is a venture capitalist's oyster when it comes to choosing businesses to invest in. Tim Norton, founder of cloud video production company 90 Seconds, understood this and knew he had to go global, transparent and long-term. In April, 90 Seconds secured an $11 million investment led by one of the world's top venture capital firms, Sequoia. ... Read more


MarketingmagMarketingmag

May 20 2016

Five NZ tech startups to keep an eye on

Julia Rosenthal recently attended a marketing tech conference hosted by NZTE in Melbourne, which showcased five New Zealand tech brands making waves in 2016. Here’s her rundown of the innovations on show. ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

May 21 2016

Vista top high-tech winner

A record 900 guests attended the annual Hi-Tech Awards at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre last night celebrating the success of New Zealand's top companies across 13 categories, with cinema software business Vista Group taking the major award. ... Read more


BBC NewsBBC News

May 20 2016

Is the 'gig economy' turning us all into freelancers?

When you're burnt out at work, it's easy to dream of quitting your job and going freelance. Wouldn't it be great to ditch the micro-managing boss, take on exciting new projects whenever you want, and work the hours that suit you? ... Read more


Channel News AsiaChannel News Asia

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds: Expansion on the cards after raising US$7.5m funding

Tim Norton, CEO of Singapore-based cloud video production platform 90 Seconds, outlines the company's expansion plans after raising US$7.5 million in Series A financing led by venture capital Sequoia India.


Forbes IndiaForbes India

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia India leads $7.5 million investment in cloud video production startup 90 Seconds

I nternet-based video production startup 90 Seconds has just raised $7.5 million from marquee venture capital company Sequoia’s Indian unit. The money — the first major funding round for 90 Seconds — will help the startup improve its technology, add many more freelancers and expand its business, according to a press release on Monday. ... Read more


Tech CrunchTech Crunch

Apr 12 2016

Cloud-based video production platform 90 Seconds lands $7.5M Series A led by Sequoia India

Despite the increasing ubiquity of online videos, making a professional-looking one is still a complicated process that usually involves chains of emails and uploads. 90 Seconds wants to fix that problem with its cloud-based platform, which lets users handle almost every part of the video production process in one place. Today, the startup announced that it has raised a $7.5 million Series A led by Sequoia India. ... Read more


ET Tech IndiaET Tech India

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia India leads $7.5M funding into video production platform 90 Seconds

Sequoia Capital India has led a $7.5 million Series A funding into the Singapore-based cloud video production platform 90 Seconds. Other investors in the round include SKY TV New Zealand, Airtree Ventures, Beenext and Fotolia.com founder Oleg Tscheltzoff. ... Read more


Tech in AsiaTech in Asia

Apr 12 2016

Meet the video production startup in Singapore that just raised millions from Sequoia

If any startup is a reality TV show, this would be it. As I exit the lift, a man down the corridor greets me by pointing his camera my way. Silently, he follows me into the startup’s office, a SOHO with a high ceiling and a sweeping view of the Singapore skyline. We do the interview at a standing desk, handmade from parts procured from a workshop. The cameraman records my chat with Tim Norton, the New Zealander who started a company that had just raised a US$7.5 million round led by top venture capital firm Sequoia India. ... Read more


Inc42Inc42

Apr 12 2016

Cloud Video Production Platform 90 Seconds Raises $7.5 Mn From Sequoia India And Others

Launched in 2010, 90 Seconds has worked with more than 1000 brands including Barclays, PayPal, Visa, and Sony to produce high quality, fast, easy and affordable video content. To date over 10,000 videos have been produced in 70 countries. ... Read more


Australian Financial ReviewsAustralian Financial Reviews

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia Capital and Airtree lead $10m funding in Kiwi start-up 90 Seconds

Silicon Valley heavyweight Sequoia Capital has teamed up with Australian tech venture capital firm AirTree Ventures to pour $US7.5 million ($9.9 million) into New Zealand-based cloud-based corporate video start-up 90 Seconds. ... Read more


NBR RadioNBR Radio

Apr 12 2016

Tim Norton on 90 Seconds' $11m series A raise

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mUmBRELLAmUmBRELLA

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds gets $7.5m in funding from Sequoia India

90 Seconds, the world’s leading cloud video production platform, today has announced it has raised US$7.5 million in Series A financing led by Sequoia India. Sequoia has invested in several of the world’s most famous companies including Apple, Google, YouTube and Airbnb. ... Read more


VC CircleVC Circle

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia India leads $7.5M funding in video production platform 90 Seconds

The six-year-old company, which eyes India as its key growth market, aims to use the funds to accelerate its global expansion plans. 90 Seconds plans to increase the number of creative freelancers working for it in India to over 500 from the current 300 in the next six months. "The team will be spread out across Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderab ... Read more


Marketing InteractiveMarketing Interactive

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds eyes Hong Kong following US$7.5m in new funding

As it looks to expand to Hong Kong, cloud video production platform 90 Seconds has raised US$7.5 million in Series A financing led by Sequoia India. ... Read more


Your StoryYour Story

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia India leads $7.5m investment in Singapore-based cloud video production platform 90 Seconds

Launched in 2010 by Tim Norton, 90 Seconds is a cloud video production platform. It allows brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review videos anywhere in the world, online and on mobile. The company had earlier raised two seed rounds of funding in 2013 and 2015. ... Read more


NBRNBR

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds raises $11m in round supported by Sequoia, Sky TV

Kiwi-founded video production company 90 Seconds has raised $US7.5 million ($11 million) in a Series A funding round led by Silicon Valley heavyweight Sequoia and supported by Australia’s Airtree ventures and NZ’s Sky TV. Smaller investors included Singapore-based venture capital firm Beenext, image and video sharing site Fotolia (bought by Adobe for $US800 million in July last year) and angel investor and Fotolia founder Oleg Tscheltzoff, a Ukrainian. ... Read more


Newshub.Newshub.

Apr 12 2016

Cloud-based Kiwi company on investment high

One of the world's biggest technology investment companies, which has put money into Apple and Google, has now taken a stake in a small Kiwi start-up that specialises in making online videos. ... Read more


Campaign Asia-PacificCampaign Asia-Pacific

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds lands US$7.5 million investment led by Sequoia India

The Series A round also included investment from SKY TV NZ, Airtree Ventures and Oleg Tscheltzoff founder of BEENEXT and Fotolia ... Read more


NZ HearldNZ Hearld

Apr 12 2016

90 Seconds set to take on world

Kiwi video technology developer 90 Seconds will double its staff and open new offices in the United States, Europe and Asia after raising $11 million from new investors, says founder and chief executive Tim Norton. US venture capital firm Sequoia, through its Indian arm, led the private funding round and New Zealand's Sky Television also chipped in. ... Read more


Startup DailyStartup Daily

Apr 12 2016

Video production platform 90 Seconds raises US$7.5 million in Series A round

Global leader in cloud video production 90 Seconds has today announced a raise of US$7.5 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by US venture firm Sequoia and Australian firm AirTree Ventures. The funding will become part of 90 Seconds’ global expansion strategy as it looks to change the video production landscape. ... Read more


e27e27

Apr 12 2016

Cloud video production platform 90 seconds snags US$7.5M in Series A led by Sequoia India

Singapore-based cloud video production platform 90 Seconds has raised US$7.5 million in a Series A round led by Sequoia India. Participating investors include SKY TV NZ, Airtree Ventures, Beenext and Fotolia founder Oleg Tscheltzoff. The funds will be used for global market expansion. In the coming months, the company plans to continue increasing its supply of creators, expand into countries such as Thailand and enable faster response and wider global coverage. ... Read more


Deal Street AsiaDeal Street Asia

Apr 12 2016

Singapore’s 90 Seconds raises $7.5m Series A led by Sequoia India

90 Seconds, a Singapore-based tech startup which is into cloud video production platform, has raised $7.5 million in Series A financing led by venture capital Sequoia India. 90 Seconds founder and CEO Tim Norton said, the fresh capital will boost 90 Seconds’ global expansion as the market leader in cloud video production. ... Read more


Electronic NewsElectronic News

Apr 12 2016

Sequoia India US7.5M investment in 90 Seconds

90 Seconds, the world’s leading cloud video production platform, has raised US$7.5 million in Series A financing led by Sequoia. Sequoia has invested in several of the world’s most famous companies including Apple, Google, YouTube and Airbnb. ... Read more


Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz

12 Apr 2015

Kiwi 'Uber' of the corporate video world scores millions from Sky TV, Sequoia

The technology sector could have another big hit on its hands. Sky Television and overseas venture capital companies are investing big in Auckland cloud video company 90 Seconds. ... Read more


Newshub.Newshub.

12 Apr 2016

Cloud-based Kiwi company on investment high

One of the world's biggest technology investment companies, which has put money into Apple and Google, has now taken a stake in a small Kiwi start-up that specialises in making online videos. ... Read more


CNBCCNBC

Jun 18, 2015

Meet the 'Uber' of the video production world

Tim Norton, CEO & founder of 90 Seconds, introduces how the company uses the cloud to disrupt the traditional video production industry ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

Feb 23, 2016

Small Business: Travel - Tim Norton, 90 Seconds

This week, small business editor Caitlin Sykes talks to business owners about travel. Tim Norton is the founder and CEO of video production marketplace 90 Seconds ... Read more


BUSINESS NEWS AUSBUSINESS NEWS AUS

July 22, 2015

Global Video Production Company Sets Up Shop In Sydney

CONSULTING to some of the world's most recognised brands including PayPal, LÓreal, Sony and Uber - 90 Seconds is riding a wave of stellar success and expanding its global presence, most recently setting up shop in Sydney ... Read more


CNBCCNBC

Jun 18, 2015

Meet the 'Uber' of the video production world

Tim Norton, CEO & founder of 90 Seconds, introduces how the company uses the cloud to disrupt the traditional video production industry ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

Jun 2, 2015

Bella Katz: 15 secs to pitch video company

I met a very enthusiastic and hopeful group of New Zealand technology companies last week. They were in Melbourne for a 2-day workshop organised by NZTE and ended the event by pitching their business in 15 seconds ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

Oct 7, 2014

Huge cash boost for global vision

Four Kiwi businesses with global ambitions are set to gain a huge cash boost through the million-dollar University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge ... Read more


NZ HeraldNZ Herald

Aug 22, 2014

Entrepreneurs vie for $1m

Technology dominates the shortlist of companies in the hunt to grab some growth funding in a million-dollar business competition ... Read more


STUFF.CO.NZSTUFF.CO.NZ

May 10,2014

Freelance business model takes firm global

Managing 1800 freelancers in 48 countries sounds like a logistical nightmare, but big data analytics and cloud-based software have helped production firm 90 Seconds shoot videos in the most far-flung corners of the world ... Read more


STUFF.CO.NZSTUFF.CO.NZ

Nov 22, 2010

90 Seconds capturing attention online

Flash commercial videos used to be the domain of big business but Wellington startup 90 Seconds reckons it has found a niche serving up high-quality, low-cost web videos to small and medium-sized firms ... Read more