Startup Interview with BCN Startup Video Founder Matt Wright

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We had a chance to talk to  Matt Wright Founder of  BCN Startup Video. Take a look at our Q&A session below.

Tell us a bit about your startup

We make startup videos! BCN Startup Video was set-up in response to the tech startup ecosystem here in Barcelona and across Spain.

We now make videos for startups, websites, apps and businesses across Spain, Canada, the USA.. anywhere in the world!

If you need a cool and unique video with motion graphics, to demo or promote your startup, app, website or business, we’d love to hear from you – www.bcnstartupvideo.com

Where are you located?

We are located in Barcelona, Spain

When was your startup launched? 

We launched in July 2012

How’d you fund this venture? VC? Self-funding? Crowdfunded? Where’d you get the money?

Self funded

Who are the Founders of the startup?

I, Matt Wrightam the founder of BCN Startup Video.

How many people did you start the company with and how many people work for you now?

It was just myself when I founded BCN Startup Video back in 2012, but the team has since grown to 3 – myself and 2 very talented Catalan video producers. They’re not just invaluable in helping produce amazing videos, but to help grow the business here in Spain which can be a tough nut to crack, even without the current economic crisis. Our producer Mar has a little baby due this month, so our team will soon become 4!  

 

Give us a brief background about yourself

I studied Multimedia Arts BA Hons at Liverpool Art School. I then worked in London for 10 years as a web developer and video producer for the UK Government in Whitehall, producing online videos with BBC camera operators and editors.

For the poeple looking to connect with you via social media, or looking to know more about you, what social media accounts can they visit?

People can find me on the following accounts on social media:

Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BCN-Startup-Video/167637833382851?ref=hl#

LinkedIn Account: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-wright/40/643/267

Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/bcnstartupvideo

Personal Blog: http://www.bcnstartupvideo.com/blog/

How did you go from the business idea to what your business is right now?

I launched BCN Startup Video, offering low price videos by inviting startup founders to our studio to record their own video, interview style, in front of professional camera, audio and lighting equipment. After a year in business, rather than low budget videos, our customers always want high end, live action videos shot on location, with professional actors, motion graphics and animation to promote what they are selling. A great video will sell your product or service online 24/7, 365 days a year, so it’s worth investing in something really special.

What is the greatest thing about BCN Startup Video? What sets you apart from your competition?

We make super cool and unique videos that include motion graphics and animation, to help demo how your website or app works!

What projects do you have in the pipeline?

We’ve just finished working on a series of 3 videos for a venture capital firms exciting new startup, based in Spain and the USA.

We’re also producing a series of unique marketing videos for an energy company in the USA. You can subscribe to our YouTube One channel, to watch our latest videos as they go live: http://www.youtube.com/user/bcnstartupvideo

Here is the latest video.

How do you picture your company in 5 years?

We didn’t expect such a fantastic response to BCN Startup Video from the Barcelona tech startup community. There are some doubters wondering if Barcelona will ever become a major player as a tech startup hub, but we’ve never been in any doubt.

Having seen the support and enthusiasm within the startup community here, we’re 100% sure Barcelona will reach it’s true potential as a major European tech startup hub over the next 5 years.

We hope to make videos for all the startups setting up here over the next 5 years, helping them win new customers and investors.

How do you picture your company in 5 years?

We didn’t expect such a fantastic response to BCN Startup Video from the Barcelona tech startup community. There are some doubters wondering if Barcelona will ever become a major player as a tech startup hub, but we’ve never been in any doubt.

Having seen the support and enthusiasm within the startup community here, we’re 100% sure Barcelona will reach it’s true potential as a major European tech startup hub over the next 5 years.

We hope to make videos for all the startups setting up here over the next 5 years, helping them win new customers and investors.

What other advice do you have for other entrepreneurs struggling to get started?

There’s never a perfect time to start a new business or startup. You’ll probably never have enough money to get started either. You’re not alone, most new businesses / startups have the same problem. Just get started with what you know and what you have. With enough determination everything comes good in the end.

What would you do if you had a year off and $500,000 to spend (on something other than work)?

I’d travel around the world. In a private jet. Who wouldn’t?

We wish Matt wright all the best in his startup BCN Startup video.

 

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Written by Regina Timothy

Editor of TechNews Report. Loves all things technology

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