Big Dreamers & Determined Doers

Mission Driven

At Vidora, we believe that Artificial Intelligence will change every aspect of online businesses in the next 3-5 years. Our goal is to provide powerful and intelligent tools to multiply human intelligence with the power of machines.


Abhik Majumdar

Co-founder, CTO

Abhik is responsible for the roadmap and build out of Vidora’s technology platform. He graduated from IIT and UC Berkeley with a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Theory. Abhik’s work has been published and featured in over 20 journal and conference articles. Before Vidora, he was a staff engineer and technical lead at Ooyala and an instrumental part of developing the first generation Flip Video camera. Besides being able to tell you if Pied Piper’s data compression technology is truly revolutionary or not, Abhik is also an avid foodie who can give you great San Francisco food recommendations.

Alex Holub

Co-founder, CEO

Alex studied artificial intelligence throughout his academic career at Cornell University and during his Ph.D at Caltech. He has published over 15 academic papers and holds numerous patents in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. Prior to co-founding Vidora, Alex was a technical and product management lead at Ooyala. When Alex is not busy envisioning the future of A.I., he can be found honing his fluency in German, Spanish, French, & Arabic while planning out his next international travel adventure.

Philip West

Co-founder, Head of Product

Philip graduated with a bachelors in Computer Science from Stanford where he was part of the NCAA Champion Track team. At Stanford, he learned about product, human computer interaction, and design, which helped him start his entrepreneurial journey. After graduation, Philip joined Affinity Circles as a technical co-founder. Later, he joined Ooyala, as one of the first engineers where he helped build and grow the initial video platform and team before its acquisition. Although Philip no longer runs competitively, his competitive nature still rules. He is Vidora’s reigning champion in Poker and Ping Pong.


Paul Cheesbrough

CTO, News Corp

Paul is the Chief Technology Officer for News Corp. Prior to News Corp., he was Chief Information Officer for News UK, where he was responsible for the organization’s technology strategy, delivery, transformation programs and digital products. He led enormous change at the company, moving it to more cloud-based technologies and putting innovation and engineering at the heart of the business. Before News UK, Paul held roles as the Chief Information Officer at the Telegraph Media Group, Controller of Digital Media for the BBC, and Consultant at IBM.

Joanna Earl

Partner, Core Ventures

Joanna has been creating next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of media and technology for over 20 years. She was a Founding Executive of Current TV and the COO of Japanese public mobile leader DeNA. She is currently a General Partner at Core Ventures Group and a member of Broadway Angels and C200.

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