Fast Facts

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

  • Hosting more than 2 million videos in our cloud.

  • Streaming more than 100 years’ worth of video every month.

  • Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in video content management for 3 years running.

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

  • Named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education in 2017 by Fast Company.

  • One of the fastest-growing technology companies in Deloitte’s Fast 500 list.

  • Consistently receiving over 99% customer satisfaction.

  • Home to more than 100 employees in Seattle, Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

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 nearly 100 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 learning. 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're imagining even more ways to make video easy.

April 2017

Because smart technology never stops improving.