5 Top Media Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will impact the media industry? Discover 5 hand-picked Media Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the media industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the media sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 1 491 global media startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Media Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 1 491, the 5 media startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 media startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 1 486 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted media startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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Kanari AI enables Automatic Speech Recognition

Cover-1-Media-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Pasadena, USA
Funding: USD 475 000
Partner for: Transcription, Live Captioning

US-based startup Kanari AI develops an automatic speech recognition solution. The startup’s speech recognition system leverages AI to convert dialectical Arabic speech into text in real-time and supports multiple audio and video formats. This allows media companies, especially news, to deliver international content without the risks of misinterpretation. Besides, automated speech-to-text conversion provides information accessibility to a larger community and enables voice-driven experiences such as voice assistants and voice commerce. This further improves customer experiences and ad performances.

AnRKey X enables Gameplay Monetization

Cover-2-Media-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Singapore
Funding: USD 1,2 M
Partner for: Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Art, Multiplayer Games

AnRKey X is a Singaporean startup that offers an all-in-one platform to monetize gameplay. The startup develops a social multiplayer game with decentralized finance (DeFi)-based peer-to-peer (P2P) micro-transactions. This allows gamers and game art creators to mitigate the challenges of conventional systems where extra costs fall on gamers and profit rights do not exist for them. Thus, AnRKey X encourages fair and transparent pricing as well as gamifies DeFi liquidity mining. This, in effect, results in a community-owned and fully decentralized gaming economy.

PRYNTD creates Immersive Content

Cover-3-Media-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: London, UK
Funding: USD 107 000
Partner for: Real-time AR Conversion

PRYNTD is a British startup that converts 2D on-demand and live streams into augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) content. The startup’s proprietary deep learning algorithm also supports 3D and haptic support, allowing content creators to better engage audiences. This, in turn, enables them to monetize AR/VR/3D embedded merchandise, ads, and brand sponsorships. Since PRYNTD also provides 360-degree videos, it allows creators to take immersive content beyond fans with AR/VR headsets, computers, or smartphones.

The Story Market offers a Global Content Marketplace

Cover-4-Media-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Munich, Germany
Funding: USD 440 000
Partner for: Content Analytics, Digital Journalism

German startup The Story Market builds a global content marketplace that connects freelance journalists and publishers. Publishers find journalists through uploaded stories or receive recommendations and buy online or print licenses for them. In addition, the startup translates the news within 48 hours, if required, to cater to niche and larger communities of readers. As a result, publishers are able to report on incidents and stories worldwide without excessive footwork while also delivering them fast to the readers.

Aumentur provides AR-based Content

Cover-5-Media-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Granada, Spain
Partner for: Immersive Tourism Content

Aumentur is a Spanish startup that offers AR- and VR-based content for smart destinations. The startup features multimedia content, including audio, images, and 3D models, through a downloadable app library to all visitors. Various smart signals trigger these interactive content to enhance the tourist experience. Besides, property owners have complete control over the delivered content and are able to update them regularly without involving third parties. The startup’s smartphone app also offers visitor analysis to optimally design tourist and cultural offerings, which increases footfall.

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