Fast Facts

  • Serving more than 5 million end users in businesses and universities around the world.

  • Hosting more than half a billion minutes of video in our cloud.

  • Streaming more than 700 years’ worth of video every month.

  • Consistently receiving over 99% customer satisfaction.

  • Recognized by Forrester as having “the best support for video search.”

  • Named 11th best place to work in 2018 by Fortune Magazine.

  • Used by 22 of the top 25 universities on the Times Higher Education World University 2021 Rankings.

  • Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in video content management for 4 years running.

  • At #6, we’re the highest-ranked midsize technology company on Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces list for 2020.

Life at Panopto

At Panopto, we believe that video can have a transformative effect on learning. So we build a video platform that helps businesses and universities improve the way that they train, teach, and share knowledge.

Today, we have more than 150 employees in six offices around the world. We serve an audience of over 5 million end users. And we’ve received industry recognition for our innovation, our rapid growth, and our company culture.

Speaking of culture, we believe we’ve struck the perfect balance between scrappy startup and established enterprise. We have many of the great benefits and resources of larger companies, yet we move quickly and have the tightly-knit team and casual atmosphere you find at great startups. 

We’ve just scratched the surface of what’s possible with video. So we’re always looking for down-to-earth, smart people who love to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done in the face of big, exciting challenges.

The Panopto Story


Panopto is founded in Pittsburgh as a
Carnegie Mellon University tech spinout.

June 2007

Panopto Focus and Panopto Cloud officially launch.

May 2008

"Focus" was the original name of our video recording software.


We introduce our first two LMS integrations.

February 2009

Integrating video into existing learning portals becomes a staple of what we do.


Panopto signs a partnership with Macmillan.

June 2010

We release our web-based video editor.

July 2010

Pearson begins selling Panopto to universities.

May 2011

Our first international office opens in London.

June 2011

Panopto Unison is released.

August 2011

"Unison" was the original name of our video content management system.


Panopto wins a Red Herring Global 100 Award.

January 2012

The awards recognize the most innovative, fastest-growing private companies around the world.

We launch our first mobile app for the iPhone.

January 2012

Our Remote Recorder gets smarter.

June 2012

The Remote Recorder control panel gives IT and AV teams a bird's eye view of their entire video infrastructure.

More than 3 million people use Panopto.

December 2012

Panopto signs a partnership with Top Hat.

February 2013

The partnership expands our focus on video interactivity.

Panopto makes video learning social.

March 2013

Comments, favorites, bookmarks and simplified sharing on social media.

We release our first iPad app.

May 2013

Panopto lands on the first Gartner EVCM Magic Quadrant.

September 2013

Gartner recognizes Panopto as a Visionary in video capture, search, and management.


Panopto is named a Top Product by University Business Magazine.

January 2014

We launch Smart Search.

March 2014

Forrester recognizes Panopto for the best support for video search among video platforms.

Panopto hits the Inc. 5000 list.

August 2014

A historic home for the Seattle office.

September 2014

We take over the 16th floor of Pioneer Square's storied Smith Tower.

Panopto named a Leader in Gartner's EVCM Magic Quadrant.

October 2014

Gartner recognizes Panopto among the top solutions in video content management.

Panopto named 61st fastest-growing company in North America.

November 2014

Ranked on the Deloitte Fast 500.

We launch the first video platform built for Modern Streaming.

December 2014

HTTP-based video delivery reduces the complexity and cost of delivering video to enterprise networks.


We launch a SharePoint app and support for 60fps video.

January 2015

Eric Burns appointed CEO.

February 2015

Panopto headquarters officially moves to Seattle.

We launch a new app for Jive.

April 2015

We launch a new app for Salesforce.

May 2015

Panopto more than doubles its year-over-year growth in the enterprise.

June 2015

We're named one of Washington's 100 best places to work.

July 2015

Panopto expands support for video optimization.

August 2015

Partnership with Kollective, certification by Riverbed, and the launch of a caching proxy server.

We announce unlimited video streaming.

October 2015

Panopto becomes the first video platform to provide businesses with video budget predictability.

Panopto lands on the Deloitte Fast 500 for the 2nd year in a row.

November 2015

We launch Remote Control and add live streaming for Mac.

December 2015

"Remote Control" extends our Remote Recorder anywhere, with our iOS apps.

We're a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader again.

December 2015

Gartner recognizes Panopto for the 2nd year in a row.

More global expansion, with the opening of our Sydney office.

October 2015

We're again named a Top Product by University Business.

January 2016

We launch a migration program for Mediacore customers.

January 2016

We launch a migration program for Kaltura customers.

May 2016

We roll out an all-new YouTube-style interface, and the industry's first HTML5 editor.

June 2016

Panopto 5.2 also introduces Personal Folders, an industry-first, user-centric approach to organizing video content.

Our Net Promoter Score (NPS) hits 54.

June 2016

Panopto scores at the top of the video content management industry, in line with popular file sharing service Dropbox (54), ahead of Google Drive (50), and far above the Software and Apps industry average (19).

We launch a migration program for Echo360 customers.

June 2016

We introduce the easiest way to manage, search, and replay Skype for Business recordings.

August 2016

Our Skype for Business integration overcomes the challenges of Skype meeting recording and makes Skype recordings network-friendly and searchable.

We secure $42.8 million in funding and begin Panopto's next chapter.

August 2016

Together with Sterling Partners and Square 1 Bank, we're focused on accelerating the expansion of our business and advancing the innovative technology in our video platform.

Once again, we're a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader.

November 2016

Gartner recognizes Panopto for the 3rd consecutive year.


We introduce the easiest way to create interactive video quizzes

January 2017

Panopto 5.3 also includes new video editing capabilities, inside-video search for German and Spanish, enhanced webcasting to mobile devices, and improvements to video captioning.

Fast Company names Panopto among the world’s 10 Most Innovative Education Companies

February 2017

Alumni of the Most Innovative Companies in Education award include: Google, Khan Academy, LinkedIn, MIT, and Twitter.

We partner with AARNet in Australia

March 2017

The agreement provides local Panopto video platform hosting and support for Australia’s research and education community.

Wainhouse Research names Panopto a "Champion"

March 2017

The analyst group's first Video Solutions for Corporate Learning Market Overview includes Panopto as one of only 3 providers in its top category.

We partner with CERNET in China

May 2017

The agreement provides local Panopto video platform hosting and support for China’s education community.

We partner with Cattura

May 2017

Our integration with Cattura's CaptureCast Pro recorders provides an automated solution for multi-source capture and streaming.

We partner with Winnov

May 2017

Our integration with Winnov's Cbox video capture appliances provides an automated workflow for recording and streaming multi-source lectures and presentations.

We introduce our fully-upgraded cloud streaming platform with support for RTMP encoders and live HTML5 video

May 2017

Panopto 5.4 continues our focus on broadcast-quality webcasting with the introduction of Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) ingest and recording, multi-camera HTML5 live streaming with DVR, and live event analytics.

We partner with Blue Jeans Network

May 2017

Our integration with BlueJeans allows customers to automate the process of managing, sharing, and searching inside video conference recordings.

Aragon Research names Panopto a "Leader"

June 2017

Panopto's ease of use, flexibility, and video search capabilities helped us land in the top spot in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video for 2017.

We partner with Crestron

June 2017

Our integration with Crestron’s room control systems provides customers a one-click solution for capturing on-demand lectures and presentations.

We're named one of Washington's best places to work - again!

June 2017

We introduce our Canvas gradebook integration for in-video quizzing

July 2017

Panopto 5.5 also allows video creators and administrators to share their media content with new and easily customizable playlists.

Panopto makes the Inc. 5000 list again

August 2017

We partner with Zoom

August 2017

Our integration with Zoom provides customers with a seamless workflow between video meetings and video content management.

We're named one of Pittsburgh's best places to work

September 2017

Fortune Magazine names Panopto one of the nation's Top 10 Small Workplaces

October 2017

Panopto is recognized for our engaging and motivating workplace culture, as well as the strength and transparency of our leadership and communications.

We're named “Platinum” winner among Lecture Capture solutions in Campus Technology’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

October 2017

2017 marks the 3rd year Campus Tech has published its Readers' Choice Awards -- Panopto has been included every time.

We're included in Streaming Media’s 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video

October 2017

It's our 4th consecutive year on this annual ranking of the most innovative and influential companies in online video.

Panopto is again ranked one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

November 2017

2017 marks the third time that Panopto has been named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.

We introduce support for 360-Degree and VR Video

November 2017

Panopto 5.6 also includes a major upgrade to our inside-video search technology, Smart Search, which now supports speech recognition in 9 languages.


20 of the Top 25 Universities Worldwide Choose Panopto

January 2018

20 of the 25 top universities on the Times Higher Education World University 2018 Rankings, including three of the top four and seven of the top ten, use Panopto for lecture capture and video content management.

We announce support for the NewTek NDI standard

April 2018

Video over IP enables Panopto customers to save significant time and costs on video platform deployment.

We introduce the easiest way to manage GoToMeeting recordings

January 2018

Panopto's integration with GoToMeeting that dramatically simplifies the process of managing, sharing, and searching inside GoToMeeting recordings.

We slash the cost of captioning videos to as little as $1 per minute

May 2018

We're the first vendor to offer this level of pricing backed by a comprehensive SLA for turnaround time, ADA-compliant accuracy, and a support team that can answer questions and respond to tickets.

We introduce UCLS, the easiest way to consolidate video collections

May 2018

Panopto 5.7 introduces the Universal Content Library Specification, an open standard for integrating video collections, and also expands our support for video management, editing, analytics, and quizzing.

We expand our video cloud into the Asia-Pacific region

June 2018

Our new Singapore-based datacenter enables businesses and universities with an Asia-Pacific presence to host their Panopto video libraries on a local cloud for faster startup times and minimal buffering.

Aragon Research again names a Panopto a "Leader"

August 2018

In the 2018 Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video, Panopto is recognized for our completeness of business strategy, performance, and global reach.

We team up with InPlayer to simplify the monetization of eLearning videos

August 2018

Panopto's InPlayer integration provides online education and e-learning providers with an end-to-end platform for creating, managing, and monetizing video content.

Wainhouse Research again names Panopto a "Champion"

August 2018

In the Wainhouse Research 2018 Video Solutions for Corporate Learning Report, Panopto was recognized for the completeness of its video platform and the company’s ability to execute.

Once again, we're named “Platinum” winner in Campus Technology’s Readers’ Choice Awards

October 2018

2018 marks Panopto's 4th consecutive year Panopto has been named a Readers' Choice for Lecture Capture solutions.

We're again named one of the Streaming Media 50, and a Readers' Choice

October 2018

2018 is our 5th straight year as a member of Streaming Media’s list of the "companies that matter most in online video."

We partner with Hive Streaming to give customers best-in-class live video analytics

October 2018

The Hive Insights video analytics dashboard is now included with Panopto at no additional cost.

Fortune again names Panopto one of the nation's Top Small Workplaces

October 2018

For the 2nd year in a row, Panopto has been named one of the top 15 small workplaces. Join our team!

We introduce our new video analytics suite

November 2018

Panopto 6.0 reimagines video analytics to provide deeper insights into video viewing trends and engagement.

Gartner again names Panopto a "Leader"

November 2018

For the 4th time in a row, Panopto is recognized for its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Video Content Management.


Panopto becomes the first video platform to join the Internet2 NET+ program

March 2019

NET+ Panopto service offers member institutions discounted pricing, simplified purchasing, and secure, reliable streaming over the Internet2 Network.

We introduce the best video player for online learning

July 2019

Panopto 7 sets a new standard for interactive video viewing on smartphones, tablets, and when watching recordings embedded in learning management systems and other web pages.

We expand our North America video cloud, launching new infrastructure in Canada

September 2019

Our new Canadian data center enables businesses and universities to host their Panopto video libraries on a local cloud for faster startup, minimal buffering, and improved compliance with data storage needs and policies.

We launch the new must-have add-on for Zoom

October 2019

Our new integration improves employee productivity and team collaboration through a searchable, on-demand library of meeting recordings.


We launch a new integration for Slack

February 2020

Search and share videos from your Panopto library securely inside Slack by simply typing "/panopto" and your search term.

We release Panopto Express

May 2020

Panopto now offers the quickest and easiest way for employees and teachers to create and share multi-camera video recordings, without downloading any software.

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes us as one of Washington's Best Workplaces

August 2020

At #6, we're the highest-ranked technology company among midsize businesses on the list for 2020.

We're imagining even more ways to make video easy

October 2020

Because smart technology never stops improving.