Jack Perry gives C-SPAN a Syncbak overview
Jack Perry's trip in May to a trade show in Washington, D.C. included an interview with C-SPAN.
When the Consumer Electronics Association held its CES On the Hill trade show in Washington, D.C. in May, Syncbak founder and CEO Jack Perry attended in hopes of spreading the word about his Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based startup. He ended up doing so to a national television audience via C-SPAN.
Syncbak, which provides a platform for broadcasting live, local television on web-enabled devices, recently announced the close of a $4 million round of funding and is currently testing its technology in 50 television stations (representing seven major broadcast partners) nationwide. But back on May 10, Perry made his trek to the nation's capitol, as he said in an interview with C-SPAN, to "make sure that everyone inside the Beltway knows that our technology exists."
Perry's interview with C-SPAN (beginning at the 20:40 mark of that video), which aired as part of the show The Communicators, was posted on the network's website on Friday. In the interview, which lasts a little more than six minutes, Perry covers a variety of Syncbak-related subjects. For those unfamiliar with the company, he provides this description of what Synbak does:
"We use the digital broadcast spectrum as the catalyst to engage a viewer online. So we’re essentially listening for the over-the-air broadcast, and when a consumer has a connected TV or a connected device at home and we hear those broadcasts, we then turn that consumer, rather than getting content over the air or over cable or over satellite, we then transition them to getting content on the internet instead."
Perry also touches on Syncbak's potential for growth — the company, he says, could create "hundreds of jobs" — and its Iowa roots — “We kept everything right here at home," Perry said, "... we plan on keeping everything here.”
For more on Syncbak, see Perry's interview with C-SPAN or our post on the company from last month, "Syncbak closes Series B round, bringing total funding to $5.6 million."