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101 Top Illinois Video Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Video companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Video industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Video Startups

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iiRcade

iiRcade

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Bringing Arcade Gaming to the 21st Century

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Phenix is a real-time streaming tech platform that streams synchronous real-time video to broadcast-sized audiences.

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Lightstream

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Lightstream is a powerful & intuitive live streaming studio in your browser. No Downloads. No technical wizardry.

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StreamLayer

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StreamLayer is an online media platform that develops interactive viewing experience for mobile video services.

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INXPO

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INXPO helps brands interact with employees, customers, prospects and partners in a social environment by creating a two-way dialogue.

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Gather Voices

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Gather Voices is a company that helps organizations to easily collect, manage, and share user-generated videos.

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QualSights

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QualSights is visual insights platform that provides brands, agencies and consulting firms a dramatically faster and more affordable way.

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Personify

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Video Conversation, With a Hint of Teleportation.

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GamerzArena

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GamerzArena provides everyone with the platform to compete in eSports for cash prizes or sponsored product at any time.

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Blitsy

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Blitsy is where creative people shop online.

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Dumbstruck

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Dumbstruck develops a mobile application that captures video reactions to messages sent via mobile phones.

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Telepathic

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Telepathic is redefining storytelling for the Snapchat generation.

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Real Talk Live

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Real Talk Live is a platform that allows people to video-chat with their favorite athletes, celebrities, and other public figures.

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Uptok

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Video Chat Platfrom for Online Shops

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Tap Room Gaming

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Tap Room Gaming is a video game gambling service for bar and restaurant owners.

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CharacTour

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CharacTour curates entertainment choices in a truly personalized way—based on consumers’ unique personalities

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iManage

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iManage provides work product management solutions.

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Zmodo Technology

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Zmodo provides smart home and security solutions for both home and business.

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Digi-Me

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Digi-Me is a video technology company that uses a global patented technology to reach job seekers with VideoJobs, helping staffing, recruiting and talent acquisition professionals improve their return on investment in the human resources technology market.

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TapMe

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TapMe develops and markets games for mobile phones, computers, and videogame consoles.

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Xchime

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Xchime is an app-controlled HD video doorbell for homes and offices.

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Jackbox Games

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Jackbox Games is a multi-platform game publishing company that develops a portfolio of games for various platforms.

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Spark Hire

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Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform used by more than 4,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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Clearstream.TV

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Clearstream is a data-enabled video distribution platform.

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UMG

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UMG is gaming website providing competitions and prizes for the users.

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BigMarker

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Full-stack webinar hosting, marketing & automation platform

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Bravo

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The easiest way to launch user generated video campaigns.

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123RF

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123RF is a royalty-free microstock photography library that hosts millions of stock photographs, vector illustrations, footages, and logos.

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AirCast Mobile

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AirCast is an award winning mobile and digital products compan and is the owner and operator of the AirCastLive service

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Redbox

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Redbox offers Blu-ray Disc and video game rentals through its network of self-service kiosks.

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Vanilla Video

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Vanilla Video is a video production company that helps people express things they care about through video.

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Archr.io LLC

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Provider of cloud based audio and video transcoding workflow solutions.

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Accel Entertainment

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Accel Entertainment is a casino that offers video gaming and entertainment services in Illinois.

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Storymix Media

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Storymix Media is a crowdsourced automated video creation platform for digital agencies and content marketers.

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The Game Collection

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The Game Collection is a retailer of digital games for multiple gaming platforms.

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Incredible Technologies

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Incredible Technologies is an emerging Class-III games app manufacturer focused on delivering compelling video slo

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Stadium

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Stadium is a multi-platform sports network that brings together exclusive live game and event coverage and daily live studio programming.

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Lightswitch

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Lightswitch is a web video production company specializing in the creation of content for small- and medium-sized businesses.

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CacheFly

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World’s fastest Content Delivery Network

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High Voltage Software

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High Voltage Software is an independent game developer for all major platforms

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Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.

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Intelligent Flying Machines develops systems that maximize inventory accuracy and unleash productivity in the workforce.

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InterCall

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InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest service provider in the world specializing in collaboration and conference

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Student Film Channel

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Student Film Channel provides an online video platform for films and videos created by students.

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kPoint

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kPoint is a cloud-native video software platform which helps businesses get more out of their videos by making them engaging & snackable.

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Doomlaser

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Doomlaser is a creative software agency that designs and develops video games and visualization software, reaching tens of millions of users

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Bytemobile

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Bytemobile offers solutions enabling mobile network operators to improve the utilization and performance of their existing network capacity.

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Pitchfork

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Pitchfork is an online publication that covers indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental music.

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The Awesomer

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The Awesomer is home to cool gifts, gadgets, cars, movies, videos.

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Warp World

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Warp World creates world-class Twitch extensions.

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Paragon 5

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Paragon 5 is a privately held game development company based out of a Chicago, Illinois

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Insta Story Inc.

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Mobile visual clips

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Attack of the Fanboy

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Online media platform that covers video game news, video game reviews, game guides and more.

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Soundslice

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Soundslice is a platform that enables users to annotate videos with tabs, chord charts and locations of their favorite clicks and more.

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InStadium

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InStadium offers live sports marketing network, dedicated to connecting brands with fans at live events.

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Orbit Media Studios

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Orbit Media is made up of passionate and experienced people; we love where we work and what we do.

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Meridix

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Making it easy for any sports team to broadcast like the pros.

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The Coda Collection

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The Coda Collection is a creative and entertainment agency that specializes in video, music, documentaries and original editorial content.

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GetAFive

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GetAFive is an online AP test prep tool that offers video reviews from teachers, customized study plans, practice tests, and more.

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FanHome

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FanHome is a platform for e-sport fanatics who want to watch tournaments and streams elbow-to-elbow with other people who care.

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Midway Games

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The Official Warner Bros. Entertainment Pinterest.

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Real Clear Science

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Real Clear Science is an online resource that offers opinion, news, analysis, and videos related to science.

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BCDVideo

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BCDVideo offers security integrators to find innovative, purpose-built IP Video Storage Solutions.

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Source Elements

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Source Elements offer software solutions.

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GIFRUN

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GIFRUN is an online service that creates high-definition GIFs from YouTube and many other sources.

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Illinois Gaming Systems

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Illinois Gaming Systems is the industry leading video gaming terminal operator.

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Fave Media

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Fave is a local search engine delivering organized and relevant results for any product or service on the internet.

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Multiple

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Multiple is a strategic designer, developers, writers, and producers working from three offices in two countries.

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ABCOMRENTS

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ABCOMRENTS is a rental company that enables users to rent out computers and audio visual equipment.

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Natenai Ariyatrakool

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Natenai Ariyatrakool have developed various games and application for iPhon

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CTS Technology Solutions, Inc.

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CTS Technology Solutions is an IT company providing integrated data, voice, and video solutions.

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Rough Cut Films

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Rough Cut Films is an independent feature film company dedicated to producing appealing and original films.

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Weigel Broadcasting Co.

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Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a broadcast media company that offers services in Chicago.

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Demo Duck

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Demo Duck creates videos for any mission.

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VideObserver

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Advanced real time and video Sports Performance Analysis tools

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Igolgi

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igolgi Inc. is to provide innovative, flexible video compression solutions.

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Aywa

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Aywa is a subscription-based video on-demand streaming service that targets Arabic-speaking viewers around the world.

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Nevco Inc.

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Nevco is an electronic manufacturing company that offers sports scoreboards and video displays.

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VisualSP

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VisualSP provides Just In Time Help and Support to all SharePoint users.

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Enviropedia Inc.

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A startup creating a game-changing way to see the world’s information through context, augmented reality and VR

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Rubicon Development

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Rubicon Development is an independent games developer providing PC and mobile games.

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UltimateTube

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UltimateTube provides responsive hosting of programs through online with proper support.

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GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO

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GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO engages in wedding photography and videography services.

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Tasty Videos

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The best short cooking videos from around the web

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TouchArcade

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TouchArcade is an online platform that features the latest games and applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.

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LiveOne, Inc.

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LiveOne is a social media company focused on enhancing the way live-streamed content is consumed.

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Harpo Productions

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Harpo Productions (also referred to as Harpo Studios) is a US-based multimedia production company founded by Oprah Winfrey

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Jumble

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Jumble is one of the most beloved and successful word games in history.

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Vis-a-vis Creative Concepts

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Vis-à-vis Creative is an end-to-end brand development company specialized in marketing strategy, design, and digital media.

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Discover Soon

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Discover Soon Provides Prezi and Powerpoint Presentation Services at very cheap and affordable rates in Coral Springs, Florida.

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FUTUREMAN DIGITAL

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Futureman is a production and interactive agency based in Chicago.

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Alligator Games

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Two developers building unique iOS games in @1871Chicago.

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Gyst Audio

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Gyst Audio creates audio versions of popular online content

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Crisp

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We help brands rise above today’s chaos.

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OceanComm

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OceanComm is an Illinois-based company commercializing a video-capable wireless underwater modem.

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Ethervision

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Ethervision is an iOS and Android application development company.

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Raw Thrills

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Raw Thrills creates hit arcade games in all types, from hunting games to driving simulators to ticket redeem games, the finest arcade game.

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Reserved.Media

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Digital Media Consultancy with Focus on Content Writing and Marketing

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SNK Corporation of America

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SNK Corporation of America, a subsidiary of SNK Corp of Japan, a major video game developer and pachinko games manufacturer

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Brella Productions

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Brella Productions is a media production company specializing in video production, website development, and audio recording services.

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INDISTRY

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An iOS and Android mobile app as well as web app, INDISTRY is an interactive streaming service that offers content shaped by its audience.

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