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Transterra Media

An online marketplace where media producers license image and video to international news and documentary outlets.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Ireland
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 12
  • Website transterramedia.com

Company Summary

We are a growing community of more than 1700 media producers and buyers who are passionate about human stories beyond the headlines. Our online marketplace revolutionizes the buying and selling of digital media through proprietary technology that enables news outlets to find the stories they need from vetted, independent journalists around the world. Recent customers include CBS, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, and TV 5 Monde.

Team

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    Eli Andrews
    Managing Director

    Eli hired, trained and led international teams for Pearson Knowledge Technologies, helping to develop and launch an automated test of Arabic based on speech recognition technology. He served as a consultant in the not-for-profit sector, training local organizations on how to integrate recent refugees in their new lives and insure compliance with United States Refugee Program Guidelines. He has also lectured at NYU and other US universities.

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    Jonathan Giesen
    CEO

    Jonathan co-founded Global Nomads Group in 1997. As managing director, he led GNG to a position of global leadership in live, interactive educational broadcasts between young people, now reaching over 10,000 students in more than 40 countries with operational budgets of over $3 million. He produced the PBS specials: “Voices from Iraq” and “Rwanda: Those who Listen“, which won the best documentary at the 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival.

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    Joseph Marsico
    CTO

    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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    Henri Asseily
    Lead Investor & Strategic Advisor

    Henri is an international entrepreneur who has developed successful companies in the US, European and Middle Eastern markets. He founded and launched Binary Compass Enterprises, which later changed it's name to Bizrate.com. In 2004, Bizrate.com launched Shopzilla.com, which was acquired by the Scripps Company for $525 million in 2005.

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    Hassan Ibrahim
    Executive Producer

    Hassan is a journalist and senior producer with nearly 30 years of experience. His work as a journalist, director and producer has taken from the Village Voice in New York to Al Jazeera International in 2005. He has reported from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South American for the BBC, All Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera International.

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    Ray Homer
    Global Editor

    Ray's first assignment was the US embassy hostage crises in Iran. Since then, Ray has won six Emmys and spent three decades as a bureau chief and producer for ABC news. Among other posts, he was the Asia bureau chief, and the Baghdad bureau chief between 2003 and 2008. Among many other stories, he covered the Iraq War, the BP Oil spill, Rodney King, Tiananmen Square, the Tokyo Subway attack, the Lebanese Civil War, the US invasion in Somalia...

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    Johnny McAllister
    CIO

    Johnny recently directed and edited Control Tower, a feature documentary that explores the limits of free speech. He produced and co-wrote Whaling City, a narrative feature film about modern commercial fisherman. Johnny’s background in film combines with his passion for new media and new technology to develop new ways of telling stories. He grew up throughout the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. He received his MA from Columbia University.

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    Maria Dayton
    Director of Development & Contributor Relations

    Maria has over 10 years experience in developing, funding, and managing projects in the MIddle East with combined budgets of over $20 million. Prominent projects include the 2005 "Egyptian Democracy Network," the founding of the "Arab Democracy Foundation in Qatar" (2007) and the DC-based advocacy group "Voices for a Democratic Egypt" (2008). Prior to TTM, she was the Middle East Manager for the NGO Vital Voices Global Partnership.

Advisors

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    Andreas McConnell, Phillip Lee Solicitors, Dublin
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Private Investors
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