What Is AirVuz?
AirVuz is the premiere online destination for drone pilots and enthusiasts from around the world to share, watch, and engage with an amazing new visual media called drone video content. The explosive growth in small camera-enabled drones has opened up astounding possibilities for visualizing our world in entirely new ways. Whether it's a city on the other side of the world seen from above via a stabilized camera drone or a familiar site filmed with an HD camera mounted to a racing quadcopter, drones are opening up entirely new vistas. AirVuz is the place where creators can get the best exposure for their work, and where viewers and enthusiasts can find the best content.
We are #UnitedByDrone.
The AirVuz Creator Community
As of year-end 2018, more than 13,000 content creators have uploaded over 80,000 videos to the AirVuz website. These creators include some of the world's best professional aerial videographers and top first-person view (FPV) racing drone pilots on earth. By uploading drone videos to AirVuz, community members gain exposure to the site's 300,000+ registered users and 10 million+ unique visitors, and access to over 1.5 million AirVuz social media followers. Top contributors also gain exposure by being featured in one of the site's hundreds of collections, as well as being included in AirVuz Original Programming productions. Last and certainly not least, top AirVuz content contributors are eligible to win weekly cash prizes in the Drone Video of the Week contest, and are eligible to have their videos compete in the annual Drone Video Awards, where in 2019 $10,000 in cash (plus prizes) is being awarded to winners across 16 different categories.
AirVuz Original Programming
AirVuz has an in-house studio to create original programming for the community. Shows include Drone Dish, which profiles top aerial videographers around the world and features their best work. It also includes Behind the Goggles, where top FPV racing pilots talk about racing drones and show off their newest FPV freestyle videos. AirVuz original programming also includes AirVuz News, which produces original news stories of interest to drone pilots and enthusiasts around the world on topics like new drone products, drone regulation, drone racing, and professional aerial videography. AirVuz's original programming also includes producing highlight reels showing off the best clips from our curated collections.
When it comes to watching these videos, one of the things which makes AirVuz unique is the fact that every video is curated. Our editorial staff looks at every video that gets uploaded to the site and the best are selected to be placed in one or more of the AirVuz collections. There are hundreds of curated collections on AirVuz, ranging from collections to over 100 individual countries, landmarks like castles and skyscrapers, FPV and drone racing collections, and people-oriented collections ranging from dronies to drone videos of music festivals, nature-related collections like waterfalls and canyons, and transportation related collections like drone videos of cruise ships and drift cars. We even have collections around topics like locations where Game of Thrones episodes and famous movies have been filmed. For viewers, these collections make for easy navigation to the best content based on interests. For top content creators, having videos in various collections helps to ensure greater discovery for their content as well as their content creation skills.
After user generated media is uploaded and curated AirVuz compiles the best of the best into collection pages.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL DRONE VIDEO COLLECTIONS
AirVuz is Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN
Mike is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot who founded AirVuz in 2015. Prior to founding AirVuz, Mike was a Managing Director and co-founder of Mill City Capital L.P., a leading private equity firm based in Minneapolis. Mike remains an Investment Advisor with Mill City and continues to serve as a director on several Mill City portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Mill City Capital, Mike was a Managing Director at Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated, another leading Minneapolis-based private equity firm, where he worked for nearly 18 years. Mike began his professional career as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray, Minneapolis, from 1990-1992. Throughout his career Mike has served as a director of approximately two-dozen private company boards as well as of several non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. He holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University.
Jenny was part of the original AirVuz management team and currently is responsible for the Site Editing, Social Media, and Community Relations functions within AirVuz. With a 20+year background in communications and management, her previous posts in corporate, start-up, non-profit, and education settings include management positions with Citibank, IP Commerce, Business Aviation, and Augustana University. Jenny holds a MA in Rhetorical Criticism and a BA in Organizational Communication from the University of South Dakota.
To reach Jenny about tech issues, or community or content-related inquiries, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.