Viddy, an Instagram-like video app, has made a ruckus lately — it is reportedly raising a monster round at a $350 million+ valuation. Shakira and Biz Stone are investors, and Mark Zuckerberg just created an account.
TechCrunch reported the complete list of investors today, and it’s one of the longest we’ve seen. It includes Duke’s assistant basketball coach, Shane Battier of the Miami Heat, Ashton Kutcher’s fund A-Grade Investments, and many others.
SocialCam has been hanging out just below Viddy in the App Store but today it leapt to the #2 free app position, pushing Viddy down to #3. It may have more users than Viddy too. TechCrunch says SocialCam jumped from 12 million last week to 20 million today. Viddy, by comparison, just passed 15 million users.
Instagram had better launch its video app soon before Viddy and SocialCam gain much more market share.
We pulled AppData charts for both Viddy and SocialCam. AppData shows how many users log into mobile apps via Facebook; it does not show total active users, but it gives a good sense of an app’s traffic.
Viddy and SocialCam are almost neck and neck, although Viddy’s monthly active users look higher than reported at 25 million.
Here’s SocialCam’s data (3.9 million DAU and 17.7 million MAU on AppData):
Here’s Viddy’s data (5.1 million DAU and 24.8 million MAU)
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