Mux was founded in 2015 by Jon Dahl, Steve Heffernan, Matt McClure, and Adam Brown, four engineers and veterans of online video who are passionate about video technology and performance. The team now includes engineers from YouTube, Twitch, Brightcove, and Facebook.
At Zencoder, they helped move video encoding to the cloud, replacing stacks of encoding servers with a clean, powerful API for groups like Amazon, PBS, and the NFL. Zencoder was co-founded in 2010 by Jon, Steve, and a third founder, and was acquired two years later by Brightcove.
While at Zencoder, they also helped pioneer the move from Flash to HTML5 video by creating Video.js, which is now the most widely deployed open-source video player on the web. Today, Video.js is used by Instagram, Twitter, Microsoft, and hundreds of thousands of other websites.
The team behind Mux is also responsible for Demuxed, the premiere conference for engineers working on video. They blog, podcast, and have spoken about video and data technology around the world.
Co-founder and CEO
Previously co-founder of Zencoder, and VP of Technology at Brightcove.
Co-founder and Head of Product
Previously author of Video.js and co-founder of Zencoder.
Dysfunctional functional programmer and organizer of the Demuxed conference.
Previously built encoding infrastructure, VR rendering, and low-latency live streaming.
Previously Solution Architect at Brightcove and Program Manager at Microsoft.
Previously, player and streaming engineer at YouTube. Once skied over 100 days in a season.
Previously, built low-latency live streaming and cloud VR rendering at Twitch, OTOY, and Zencoder. Currently writing Go and loving it.
10 years of video experience. Previously solved hard problems at Brightcove.
Previously designed data analytics products at LeadGenius and Intelligent InSites. Drives an ’88 Toyota pickup named Garth.
Passionate about building web applications. Previously a Team Lead and front end developer at Zignal Labs.
Previously at Zenefits educating business leaders on how to streamline their operations. Has spent an unreasonable amount of time in a climbing harness on the big walls of Yosemite Valley.
Previously Systems Engineer at Brightcove supporting the Zencoder platform.
Previously at Siemens and Cumulus Networks. Passionate about data driven marketing and driving alignment between sales & marketing.
Previously operations specialist at Google and consultant at Deloitte. Amateur skier, tango dancer, and foil fencer.
Director of Business Development
Previously building multi-CDN and multi-Cloud strategies at Cedexis. London's AWS User Group Organiser. Wannabe music festival programmer.
Previously managed business operations and loved the teams at Open Book Communications, Brightcove, and Zencoder. Reads Dickens for fun and gardens when it's above freezing.
Product Marketing Manager
Previously at UserVoice and Mashery developing go-to-market strategy and messaging. Has dove the Blue Hole in Belize and is a horror movie enthusiast.
Previously platform and scalability engineer at BitTitan. Has lived in Seattle, Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto, Dhaka and is currently enjoying the California sun.
Head of Business & Strategy
Previously Ops & Strategy leader at Campaign Monitor and tech investor. Passionate about growth and building operations for scale. Traveled to 40+ countries and an avid fisherman.
Matt comes to us from Twitch, where he built the live transcoding/tranmuxing pipeline as well low latency players for web and mobile.
Phil has spent the last 10 years building some of the biggest AVOD, SVOD, and public service streaming platforms in world at the BBC and Brightcove. He’s here to chew gum and stream video, and he’s all out of gum.
Former Chairman and CEO of Octel, EVP of Lucent Technologies, and partner with Sequoia Capital.
The word mux is short for “multiplexing”, the process of bringing together multiple signals into a single communication channel. In the world of digital video, muxing is the last step in the creation of video for streaming. Multiple signals - audio, video, and data - are muxed together to create a playable video stream.