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Viddyad allows anyone to create and edit videos online. Founded by a team of technical, marketing and video production professionals with years of experience in technology, TV and digital media. We’re passionate about video, advertising and helping businesses of all sizes around the world to promote their brands online.

Named as one to watch by the Wall Street Journal, Viddyad launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2013, then went on to win the Spark of Genius Award at the Web Summit, before being chosen as a finalist for Innovative World Technologies at SXSW 2014. This page lists many of the publications and media outlets Viddyad has featured in, as well as logos and images that may be used in articles.

In the Press and Online:


AugustStreet Flight Magazine write about Viddyad as great tool for businesses to make video ads online.

June – Grainne Barron, Viddyad CEO, interviewed on RTE 1 Morning Ireland and the RTE News at 1 about the growth of video consumption and video advertising:

June – Viddyad CEO Speaks at UCD Festival on Saturday, June 18th along with Breege O’Donoghue from Primark and Denis Hickey.

UCD Festival Collage

June – Grainne Barron featured as a Keynote Speaker at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School MBA 50 Years Gala Dinner as well as the Women’s panel on June 17.

Women of the MBA group networking event, Friday 17th June

Women of the MBA group networking event, Friday June 17th

MBA 50th Gala dinner at UCD Smurfit Business School, Friday June 17th

MBA 50th Gala dinner at UCD Smurfit Business School, Friday June 17th

February – Viddyad and CEO Grainne Barron featured in the list of outstanding startups that smash the “boys’ club” stereotype on Silicon Republic.


December  Grainne and Viddyad listed in Silicon Republic’s 10 globetrotting ambassadors for Irish sci-tech success.

October  Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron featured as one of 15 new Irish business stars on

Grainne also appeared on RTE’s documentary Better Off Abroad, documenting the adventures of Irish business people in San Francisco.

August  Dublin Globe marks Viddyad as one of 13 Irish adtech startups you need to know.

May  Viddyad’s recruitment strategy is highlighted in the LinkedIn Talent Blog after gaining significant attention online with a job posting on the website for HBO’s Silicon Valley.

As a response to the overwhelming victory of legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland on May 22, the Viddyad team created a video promoting the victory of the Yes campaign.

April  Grainne Barron listed as one of the top Irish people abroad to follow on Twitter by and elsewhere as a top inspiring female entrepeneur.

April – Viddyad CEO listed as one of 4 Super Successful Female Entrepreneurs That Will Inspire You by Andrew Spence.

February  Huffington Post Business publishes article on Viddyad CEO, Grainne Barron

Viddyad is listed among 10 Irish startups showing how it is done internationally and an article on Viddyad is featured on BizzVenue.


November – Viddyad and its CEO featured in Irish Independent’s ‘Tech’s next frontier: giving women a stronger voice’

October – Grainne Barron wins MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award from the Association of MBAs.

September – Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron (@grabar) listed as one of 20 Deadly Businesswomen To Follow On Twitter.

July – Viddyad attends the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, Colorado (August 3-6) as part of the CableLabs Innovation Showcase. While in attendance, Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron live demos the Viddyad software to the CableLabs audience.

June – Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron on the panel at the Female Founders event hosted by Silicon Republic.

June – Click below to hear the podcast of Viddyad’s CEO on RTE Morning Ireland with Conor Brophy

June – Grainne was also interviewed on ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM, click here to listen to the interview.

May – Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron is listed as one of the 50 most influential and powerful business women in Ireland.

April – Viddyad wins Creative Industries category of the Irish Times Innovation AwardsViddyad wins Creative Industries Award at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2014

March 2014 – Viddyad at SXSW

Viddyad participate as finalists in the SXSW Most Innovative Technology Accelerator 2014

Viddyad are finalists in the Innovative World Technologies category at SXSW 2014 – Irish Tech Entrepreneurs Flex Their Start-Up Creds at SXSW


Viddyad highlighted by Wall Street Journal in SXSW: What’s Most Exciting in Startups Now

Article on the Wall Street Journal about Viddyad at SXSW

Viddyad’s presence noted in California, as Irish software companies pour into Silicon Valley

Viddyad noted by NYSE Euronext

Viddyad opens NYSE as part of Irish delegation as New York Stock Exchange Hosts Ireland Day

Grainne Barron featured as one of the top 100 women in science, technology, enterprise and maths on Silicon Republic

Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron named as one of the Top 100 women in science, technology, engineering and maths by Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Tomorrow campaign. 

January – Viddyad announced as a finalist for the Irish Times Innovation Awards in the Creative Industries category – 2014 Shortlisted Companies Announced for Irish Times Innovation Awards

January – Viddyad announced as a finalist in the Innovative World Technologies category at the annual SXSW Interactive Accelerator competition – SXSW Interactive Announces 2014 Accelerator Finalists


October – Viddyad announces a partnership with Getty Images. For the first time ever, over 20 million videos and images have been made available to create video ads for businesses.

Web Summit 2013 – Viddyad Wins “Spark of Genius” Award

Web Summit 2013 - Viddyad wins Spark of Genius award

At Web Summit 2013, Viddyad were crowned ESB “Spark of Genius” winners, CEO Grainne Barron pitched live on stage against tough competition – Viddyad wins 2013 ESB Spark of Genius Award

Grainne Barron with the Spark of Genius trophy after Viddyad wins at Web Summit 2013

September – Viddyad launched its beta product at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013:

Viddyad on TheStreet

TV News


CEO Grainne Barron on 90 seconds TV at Web Summit 2013

The interview by “The Street” with Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron was featured in the following publications:

Viddyad profile on The StreetViddyad featured on Nasdaq websiteViddyad and other Irish startups make an impact at TechCrunch Disrupt

Viddyad at TechCrunch Disrupt featured on The Huffington PostViddyad TechCrunch profile on USA Today


Viddyad article in The Irish Times

Viddyad article in the Independent

Viddyad article on Silicon Republic


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