On January 31, Adi Sahay, co-founder of Radbox, arrived in New York City from New Delhi – what he calls “the exotic land of snake charmers and Java developers.”It’s his first trip to the US. Before he arrived, says Sahay, “I didn’t even know what an avenue was.”
Now, Sahay is staying with a friend of a friend for a month to show off his startup in the US. He presented it at the New York Tech Meetup earlier this week.
It’s called Radbox.
The product is an application that lets you build a Netflix-like queue of internet videos to watch later. Think Instapaper for videos. It’s compatible with all the services you would expect, like YouTube and Hulu, as well as more than 80 others.
“Internet video is fragmented in terms of the number of sources, formats, and devices. The idea is to consolidate it. Users won’t have to worry about where video is coming from or how they’re watching it,” he said.
Sahay collaborates online with co-founder Tarun Arora, who hacks away back in New Delhi. With the time difference between India and New York, there is literally always someone working on Radbox.
The application currently boasts 5,000 users and it got a nice bump of 100 more after Sahay presented at the meetup.
Sahay will return to New Delhi at the end of the month.
He said, “I have to go back eventually. There’s only so much money I can ask for from my dad. He’s an investor who doesn’t get a vote in the board.”
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