What Ooyala is Up To

Rather than carve out a safe little niche, Ooyala is essentially out to create an entirely new online video ecosystem.

For three twenty-somethings intent on finding ways to make money on online video, you’d think Bismarck Lepe, his brother Belsasar and Sean Knapp were already in the right place as of a year ago. Both were respected vets at Google, owner of online video giant YouTube. Instead, they chose to leave to start Ooyala. “Your parents may have the most beautiful mansion in the world, but it’s still you’re parents’ mansion,” Knapp explains. “This was an opportunity to build something of our own.”

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