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Transterra Media

Transterra is a digital content marketplace for brands, newsrooms and freelancers (video journalists, photographers, and filmmakers).

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Beirut, Lebanon
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2013
  • Employees 8
  • Website transterramedia.com

Company Summary

Transterra Media (TTM) is an on demand digital media platform providing high quality, custom video to marketers and publishers. TTM’s business model is a two-sided marketplace connecting media buyers (creative ad agencies and brands; news broadcasters and publishers) with a growing network of over 4000 media contributors (professional journalists, videographers, photographers and filmmakers) in 123 countries.


  • Mr. Jonathan Giesen, Co-Founder and CEO, is a media and social entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in the IT and media sector. Jonathan has raised $21 million in private capital for his endeavors. Founding the educational broadcasting initiative Global Nomads Group at 25 in New York City, he led the company for nine years, conducting live broadcasts and documentary productions for the United Nations, CNN, ABC and PBS in 42 countries.

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    Joseph Marsico

    Joseph is TTM's software development and project management specialist with a background in business, development, software and systems management. His expertise includes mobile and emerging platforms such as iOS(Obj-C), Android (Java), and Windows Mobile (C#). He has led development teams for projects ranging from enterprise java web applications (Oracle) to custom front-end mobile products for startups, universities, media groups and NGOs.

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    Chief Content Officer (CCO)

    Ray has over 30 years of experience as a reporter, producer and the former ABC Baghdad bureau chief (2003-2008). Ray’s first international assignment was the 1979 US Embassy Hostage Crisis in Iran, followed by the Russian invasion of Afghanistan shortly thereafter. Mr. Homer has received seven Emmy Awards throughout his career.

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    Joe Lukawski
    Director of Production

    An internationally experienced media researcher, video journalist and documentary filmmaker, Joe has freelance production experience with diverse outlets from France24 Arabic and AFP to the Tennis Channel. He was a 2011 Fulbright scholar to Morocco in filmmaking, where he produced a long format documentary called Hidden Waters, later featured in TEDxRabat and screened during various film festivals and NGO-led events in Europe and North Africa.

Previous Investors

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    Private Investors