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Introducing the Premier Crowdfunding Platform and Independent News Network for Video Journalism. Create, Fund, Share, Watch & Rate The News.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

Vourno is an independent online platform where news is pitched, funded and distributed openly. Vourno provides journalists with the tools to raise capital for the creation and production of quality, newsworthy content and gives the public the ability to directly fund, share, watch and rate those stories. Any news story created by a journalist can be uploaded, showcased and distributed on our news network.


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    Joseph N. Verdirame

    Joseph Verdirame is leading the Vourno team and is responsible for operations, management and development, including front/back-end system build-out, planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, and staffing. He led all aspects of corporate start-up phase, including concept, business plan, financial models, fundraising opportunities, development plans, platform architecture analysis and testing, drafting marketing materials, and creating content.

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    Darryl Phillips

    Darryl Phillips is the company’s strategic visionary and is responsible for gauging the direction of new techniques and technologies for content creation through various mediums across current and emerging media platforms. Darryl also provides strategic consulting services for a variety of companies, private corporations, and independent artists.


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    Douglas S. Ellenoff
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    Thomas Torre