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Our app connects you with a global community of journalists & media outlets. Protect your copyright, share your content, and get paid!
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You View It, You Upload It, You Get Paid

You're shooting great photos and videos and sharing them on social media.  We ensure that you get paid when publishers want to use them.  YuVue connects photographers, videographers and GoPro shooters around the world with broadcasters, print and Web publishers.  Our app ensures they see your work and that you're fairly compensated when they license it. 

How It Works 

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You've invested time and money in your photography.  YuVue maximizes your visibility and your compensation.  Our smartphone app and Web platform enable you to license your photos and videos quickly and easily, and to get paid.  YuVue combines our innovative technology and our team's wide-ranging expertise with a global user base to create an automated marketplace for crowd-sourced photos and videos that: 

  • directly matches high-quality images with the publishers who are looking for them
  • speeds delivery of that time-sensitive content 
  • allows contributors to post to their social media sites
  • creates transparent, market-based pricing for licensing that content
  • and ensures that the creator retains control, copyright, and gets paid 

We are working with Amazon Web Services, Crawford Media Services, Stripe, and Silicon Valley Bank to deliver on our promise.  

What this Campaign is About  

This campaign will allow us to release a Beta version of our app for testing by a group of Kickstarter supporters.  By contributing to the campaign, you can become one of the first members of the international YuVue community as a Beta tester (in January 2015) or an early adopter (in March 2015).  Both options will allow you to be among the first to get your photos and videos in front of our network of publishers and media outlets.  You'll also help shape how YuVue works: your participation and funding will allow us to finalize our platform so that we can bring YuVue to market.  Plus you'll get cool rewards, available only through Kickstarter!  YuVue's functionality and user experience was designed in consultation with hundreds of journalists and international media organizations.  Now we need your help too!  

Who We Are

We are a team of technologists, documentarians and media execs committed to transforming the business of news-gathering by building a worldwide community of freelancers, and providing them with the resources of a professional news organization. We care passionately about how the news is made, delivered and consumed. And we believe that the power of the crowd can be harnessed to drive journalistic innovation.  Meet the team, our advisors, and learn more about us here.  

 Funding Our Campaign 

Proceeds from the Kickstarter campaign will allow us to finalize development work and launch the YuVue platform.  But, most importantly, the campaign will help us grow our contributor network and raise awareness of a project that will fundamentally change the practice of photojournalism by empowering a global community of freelancers and civilian witnesses.

Risks and challenges

EXECUTION

YuVue is a massive undertaking that aims to mobilize contributors and media organizations around the world. Beyond our passion, the YuVue team has the skills to execute. Our founders and advisors have built, launched and operated major international media businesses. Check out our team-members' bios, our Website (www.yuvue.com) and watch our "Who We Are" video where we describe our vision and how we will achieve our goal.

DELIVERY

We plan to ship tangible rewards (i.e. T-shirts, caps and backpacks) to our donors as soon as we complete our Kickstarter campaign in December, 2014. The app will be available soon thereafter - we expect within 30 days - and our private Beta will begin with our Kickstarter contributors as testers. We will be keeping our supporters informed on our progress through the various phases of the campaign, our development, and the Beta process. Shipping delays, if any, will likely be due (we hope!) to high demand, which may require further production runs of our various tangible rewards.

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    Show your support: pledge $1 and we'll tweet your name to our Twitter followers!

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    YUVUE SUPPORTER:
    Your name will appear on the Supporter page of our Website during our Beta test (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

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    GIVE YUVUE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
    The perfect gift for that photographer, videographer or GoPro shooter that you know. Select a reward at the $25 level or above as a gift, and for an additional $5 pledge we'll send them an email on Tuesday, December 23, letting them know that their gift-wrapped Kickstarter reward - sent by you - is on its way. The email will also include our press credentials, identifying them by name as a YuVue Journalist!

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    FOR ACTIVE US MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES. Be an Early Adopter and get the YuVue app before it is made available to the general public. By signing up during our Kickstarter campaign you can also reserve your YuVue user name, and your name will appear on the Founding Journalist page on our Website (unless you wish to remain anonymous). You'll also be invited to participate in assignments, product demos, give-aways and other exclusive community offers beginning in March 2015

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    EARLY ACCESS TO THE YUVUE APP:
    Be an Early Adopter and get the YuVue app before it is made available to the general public. By signing up during our Kickstarter campaign you can also reserve your YuVue user name, and your name will appear on the Founding Journalist page on our Website (unless you wish to remain anonymous). You'll also be invited to participate in assignments, product demos, give-aways and other exclusive community offers beginning in March 2015.

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    YUVUE T-SHIRT AND APP PACKAGE:
    Comfortable all-cotton T keeps you cool even in crowd-controlled situations. In slimming black with embossed YuVue logo, boldly identifying you as a YuVue Journalist. You'll also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level.

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    YUVUE CAP AND APP PACKAGE:
    Boldly identify yourself as a YuVue Journalist and keep the sun out of your eyes. In cool black with embossed YuVue logo. You'll also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level.

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    YUVUE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK AND APP PACKAGE:
    Keep your hands free when news happens with this branded YuVue Journalist backpack. You'll also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level.

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    YUVUE T-SHIRT, CAP AND APP PACKAGE: Get the matching YuVue T-shirt and cap, and you'll also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level.

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    YUVUE T-SHIRT, DRAWSTRING BACKPACK AND APP PACKAGE:
    Get the matching YuVue T-shirt and backpack, and you'll also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level.

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    YUVUE FOUNDING JOURNALIST: You get the full YuVue Journalist wardrobe: T-shirt, cap, and backpack. You also get the app and all the rewards available at the $25 donation level. In addition, your profile will be featured on our Website's contributor's page during our Beta test, and your name will be Tweeted to our community (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

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    YUVUE BETA TESTER: Help us to build YuVue! We have reserved 250 slots for committed journalists to actively participate in a month-long Beta test of our app, including focus groups, surveys and special events. You'll also get all of the rewards offered to our Founding YuVue Journalists at the $100 level (above).

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    YUVUE BETA SPONSOR. Really get involved with YuVue! In addition to everything offered at the $100 Founding YuVue Journalist reward package, you will be named as a sponsor of the YuVue Beta product release throughout our Beta test (unless you wish to remain anonymous). We will thank you publicly on our blog and social media channels and invite you to contribute as a guest blogger on the future of citizen journalism.

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    SILVER PARTNER. We are offering a limited number of opportunities for individuals or companies who wish to support the YuVue journalism enterprise in a significant ongoing way. If you are a media company or a Web publisher, you will be among the first to try out the YuVue News Service on our mobile platform, with our content pushed directly to you, allowing you to be the first to experience - and to help us to develop - the full range of YuVue's breakthrough functionality as both a licensor and a licensee. Being a YuVue Silver Partner means you will have your logo and link featured prominently on the "Partners" page of the Website. In addition to offering everything in the Beta Sponsor $500 rewards package, we invite you to engage directly, by conference call or Skype, with the YuVue management team to explore ways to collaborate as we conduct our Beta test and prepare for launch. You'll also be invited to YuVue's launch party in Chicago!

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    GOLD PARTNER. We are offering six opportunities for individuals or companies who wish to get behind YuVue's journalism enterprise in a major way. In addition to all the rewards available to our Silver Partners at the $1,000 level (above), you will have access to our full suite of on-line tools. Rolling out our Web platform is a key development step for YuVue, and we view this as a true partnership opportunity!

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    YUVUE PLATINUM WEB PARTNER. We are offering three opportunities for individuals or companies who wish to support YuVue at the highest level. In addition to all of the rewards available to Gold Partners at the $5,000 level (above), our development team will provide two days of consulting services in order to integrate and optimize YuVue for your enterprise.

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