HapYak Video Commentary Platform Launches Public Beta

social video, web video, online video, video commentaryWaltham, Mass.-based HapYak launched a public beta of social video commentary platform, the company said today.

The platform allows users to comment on YouTube and Vimeo videos by creating drawings or narrations. It allows users to set privacy settings to control who sees the personalized videos.

Update: HapYak told ST it works on any HTML5-based video platform and “some commercial players.”

HapYak launched the beta test after receiving $850,000 in seed funding in a round led by Kepha Partners with participation from CommonAngels of Boston and angel investor Tom Burgess, former CEO of Third Screen Media.

“Video on the web is changing fast and users are demanding richer and more interactive experiences,” said HapYak Founder, Kyle Morton, in a statement.

HapYak has been a participant in Mozilla’s Popcorn social video project. The beta launch was announced Mozilla’s MozFest in London earlier today.

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