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Viddyad is a fully automated video ad creation platform with built-in access to millions of stunning rights-cleared video clips and images. It’s super easy, super fast and super affordable. Simply select the content you like, add your media,  text, logo, music and special effects and hey, presto! The Viddyad platform creates your commercial in seconds. Use your video ad to promote your business and advertise online, through social media, on blogs, websites, digital signage or at events.

In the Press and Online:

October 2015

Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron featured as one of 15 new Irish business stars on

August 2015

Dublin Globe marks Viddyad as one of 13 Irish adtech startups you need to know.

May 2015

Viddyad’s recruitment strategy is highlighted in the LinkedIn Talent Blog after gaining significant attention online with a job posting on the website for HBO’s Silicon Valley.

As a response to the overwhelming victory of legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland on May 22, the Viddyad team created a video promoting the victory of the Yes campaign.

April 2015

Grainne Barron listed as one of the top Irish people abroad to follow on Twitter by and elsewhere as a top inspiring female entrepeneur.

February 2015

Huffington Post Business publishes article on Viddyad CEO, Grainne Barron

Viddyad is listed among 10 Irish startups showing how it is done internationally and an article on Viddyad is featured on BizzVenue.

November 2014

Viddyad and its CEO featured in Irish Independent’s ‘Tech’s next frontier: giving women a stronger voice’

October 2014

Grainne Barron wins MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award from the Association of MBAs.

September 2014

Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron (@grabar) listed as one of 20 Deadly Businesswomen To Follow On Twitter.

July 2014

Viddyad attends the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, Colorado (August 3-6) as part of the CableLabs Innovation Showcase. While in attendance, Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron live demos the Viddyad software to the CableLabs audience.

June 2014

Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron on the panel at the Female Founders event hosted by Silicon Republic.

Click below to hear the podcast of Viddyad’s CEO on RTE Morning Ireland with Conor Brophy

Grainne was also interviewed on ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM, click here to listen to the interview.

May 2014

CEO Grainne Barron listed as one of the top 50 most influential women in business by the Independent

Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron is listed as one of the 50 most influential and powerful business women in Ireland.

April 2014

Viddyad wins Creative Industries Award at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2014

Viddyad wins Creative Industries category of the Irish Times Innovation Awards

March 2014

Viddyad participate as finalists in the SXSW Most Innovative Technology Accelerator 2014

Viddyad are finalists in the Innovative World Technologies category at SXSW 2014 – Irish Tech Entrepreneurs Flex Their Start-Up Creds at SXSW


Viddyad highlighted by Wall Street Journal in SXSW: What’s Most Interesting in Startups Now?

Article on the Wall Street Journal about Viddyad at SXSW

Viddyad’s presence noted in California, as Irish software companies pour into Silicon Valley

Viddyad noted by NYSE Euronext

Viddyad opens NYSE as part of Irish delegation as New York Stock Exchange Hosts Ireland Day

Grainne Barron featured as one of the top 100 women in science, technology, enterprise and maths on Silicon Republic

Viddyad CEO & Founder Grainne Barron named as one of the Top 100 women in science, technology, engineering and maths by Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Tomorrow campaign. 

January 2014

Viddyad chosen as a finalist for the Innovation Awards 2014 by The Irish Times

Viddyad announced as a finalist for the Irish Times Innovation Awards in the Creative Industries category – 2014 Shortlisted Companies Announced for Irish Times Innovation Awards

December 2013

Viddyad chosen as a finalist for SXSW 2014

Viddyad announced as a finalist in the Innovative World Technologies category at the annual SXSW Interactive Accelerator competition – SXSW Interactive Announces 2014 Accelerator Finalists

October 2013

Viddyad partners with Getty Images to deliver high-quality rights-free stock content to users

Viddyad announces a partnership with Getty Images. For the first time ever, over 20 million videos and images have been made available to create video ads for businesses.

Web Summit 2013

Web Summit 2013 - Viddyad wins Spark of Genius award

Winner of the Web Summit Spark of Genius Award

At Web Summit 2013, Viddyad were crowned ESB “Spark of Genius” winners, CEO Grainne Barron pitched live on stage against tough competition.

Viddyad wins 2013 ESB Spark of Genius Award

Grainne Barron with the Spark of Genius trophy after Viddyad wins at Web Summit 2013

September 2013

Viddyad launched its beta product at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013:

Viddyad on TheStreet

TV News

CEO Grainne Barron on 90 seconds TV at Web Summit 2013

The interview by “The Street” with Viddyad CEO Grainne Barron was featured in the following publications:

Viddyad profile on The Street

Viddyad featured on Nasdaq website

Viddyad and other Irish startups make an impact at TechCrunch Disrupt

Viddyad at TechCrunch Disrupt featured on The Huffington Post

Viddyad TechCrunch profile on USA Today


Viddyad article in The Irish Times

Viddyad article in the Independent

Viddyad article on Silicon Republic


Press Assets


viddyad logos samples



CEO Grainne Barron

Grainne Barron - Viddyad CEO

Grainne Barron

Grainne Barron on the Web Summit 2013 main stage

Grainne Barron on the Web Summit main stage

Viddyad Team

Web Summit 2013 - Viddyad team with Spark of Genius award

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