OpenReel™ is Named Winner of Best in Biz Awards’ Most Innovative Companies of the Year
NEW YORK, NY, December 15, 2021 — OpenReel™, the market-leading Remote Video Creation™ platform, has been named a bronze winner in the Best in Biz Awards’ Most Innovative Companies of the Year — Small Companies category. Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
“It is an honor to be one of the Most Innovative Companies of the Year,” said Lee Firestone, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of OpenReel. “This award is not only further evidence of OpenReel’s fundamental disruption of the video industry, but is also acknowledgement of the incredible creative endeavors our world-class customers were able to achieve with the support of our lean, dedicated team.”
2021 marked the 11th annual Best in Biz Awards and, following 20 months of accelerated workplace changes, resoundingly confirmed that American business is back and stronger than ever before. The 11th annual program saw intense competition among more than 700 impressively strong entries from public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from some of the best known global brands to the most innovative start-ups and irrepressible local companies. This year’s judges were impressed with the winning companies’ resilience and adaptability that allowed them to turn the challenges of the past 20 months into remarkable growth numbers, their exemplary dedication to their customers in matters small and large, and particularly, many winners’ efforts to maintain and deepen their commitment to the environment and local communities.
The recognition further reinforces the near limitless potential to shape the future of business and society through the combined power of cloud video creation and collaboration. OpenReel’s enterprise-grade technology removes the time- and resource-intensive aspects of in-person video shoots, providing users the digital tools they need to create high-quality video content in real time using their mobile and web devices from anywhere. The last three years have shown an accelerated adoption of the patented technology across teams at distributed enterprises, media conglomerates, nonprofits, and startups, empowering them to more efficiently, affordably, and sustainably create video content at scale, without sacrificing collaboration or quality necessitated by in-person professional shoots.
The Best in Biz Awards honor continues a year of milestone momentum for OpenReel. In August, OpenReel secured the #540 spot in the Inc. 5000, the definitive ranking of the top 5000 private companies in the nation. In March, OpenReel announced a $19M Series A funding round led by Five Elms Capital, bringing its total financing to $23.9M. Additionally, the company recently released OpenReel Capture 2.0, a major update to its platform; expanded to more than 125 countries; grew its team by more than 31%; and earned its ISO 27001:2013 security certification.
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in this prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com.
OpenReel™ is a leading Remote Video Creation™ platform that empowers enterprises, media, and entertainment companies to direct and film up to 4K video content from over 125 countries. With its patented, enterprise-grade suite of remote video direction, capture, and collaboration capabilities, OpenReel enables businesses of all sizes to cut down on the time- and resource-intensive process of on-location video shoots and scale content creation initiatives efficiently, effectively, and securely. OpenReel is based in New York, with its employees distributed worldwide. To learn more about the company, visit: www.openreel.com.