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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Post-Covid Solutions out of 615
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 615 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 post-COVID solutions impacting entertainment that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 610 post-COVID solutions, get in touch.
Scener builds a Virtual Movie Theater
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, cinemas in many countries are still closed and the future of watching movies in a cinema remains uncertain. Many people do not plan to visit cinemas until they have been vaccinated. This changes the way people watch movies. To retain it as a community event and achieve interaction and group gaze, startups develop virtual movie theaters. These solutions enable watchers to pick a movie to watch together and fill a text thread with jokes and GIFs.
US-based startup Scener offers a virtual movie theater that enables users to host a watch party for up to a million guests or have a virtual movie night with friends. The startup’s solution syncs shows or movies with everyone at the watch party. It allows guests to interact in real-time with video, audio, and text chat. The startup’s solution supports watch parties across many popular streaming services, including Netflix, HULU, and Disney+.
Toni.ai builds Sports Chatbots
Sports clubs have millions of fans who are forced to practice social distancing due to the pandemic. However, they need to keep fans engaged and entertained in times when live events and interactions are restricted to the larger public. Sports clubs leverage conversational chatbots to stay in touch with their fans 24/7, share useful and entertaining information, and improve fan engagement.
Austrian startup Toni.ai builds sports chatbots – virtual sports buddies that engage football, soccer, or ice hockey club fans. The startup’s solution is a one-on-one conversational interface that works on messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger. The chatbot allows clubs to interact with their fans on a personal level and engage them about the latest news, standings, or latest statistics.
Alive Casino offers Virtual Reality (VR) Gambling
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, people spend more time with their devices and explore new ways to use technology for entertainment. One of the services that have gained popularity during lockdowns is online gambling. As a result, online casinos compete to attract more customers and leverage technologies to come up with unique offers such as VR gambling and cryptocurrency casino.
Uruguay-based startup Alive Casino offers a cryptocurrency-based virtual reality gambling experience. In addition to traditional online gambling options, it allows users to enjoy live games in both HD video and in VR To enhance the player experience. The startup leverages blockchain technology to enable fast, secure and transparent transactions.
Discover Live offers Virtual Tours
During the coronavirus pandemic, travel has come to a standstill with many destinations, as well as local museums and cultural institutions closed. However, the desire and need for travel, along with the joy it usually brings, has only increased. As a result, people are looking for alternative solutions such as virtual tours to almost any place on the planet.
US-based startup Discover Live offers interactive live virtual tours. Customers choose a tour location, date, and time and share any specific details about their tour preferences. On the date and time of the confirmed tour, the customer and any other guests join via video streaming through any device. The startup’s solution enables customers to revisit favorite destinations or explore new ones in a virtual format. People virtually walk in the streets of Paris or Rome, explore Egyptian temples, or explore the waterways in Venice.
Eventmix develops Virtual Event Websites
The coronavirus pandemic has also brought a new format of socialization with virtual events. With lockdowns, social distancing, and other COVID-19 restrictions, live events that typically attract large crowds have become rare. Moreover, most parties, sporting activities, shows, and concerts have been moved online. To support event organizers and engage with guests, startups develop alternative digital solutions.
Irish startup Eventmix develops virtual and hybrid event websites. The startup provides an easily customizable landing page and enables companies to host events with their own brands on their domains. Companies get intuitive reports about ticket sales and customer behavior, allowing them to create better content for the next events. The solution allows companies to grow their brand and drive community engagement even after the event.
Discover more Entertainment Startups
Entertainment startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on digital events, chatbots, and virtual reality. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the entertainment industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more entertainment technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.