Partnership launched with video portfolio site for Patrick Levar, a video creator with over 124 thousand subscribers, and focuses on helping creators build their video-first websites.
Tokyo, Japan – June 14, 2021 – Firework, the leading short video web stories platform for the open web headquartered in Silicon Valley, has partnered with next-generation web design platform STUDIO, headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. To kick off their collaboration, video creator Patrick Levar’s video-first portfolio site has been released using Firework features on the STUDIO platform.
In an age where anyone can easily give shape to their ideas, Firework is a software as a service (SaaS) product that allows anyone to easily implement web stories (short vertical videos) on their website. Even if you don’t have any knowledge of website development, you can create a video-first website in just hours, making it easier than ever to tell your company or brand story.
STUDIO is a Web Design Platform for all creatives. STUDIO allows users to design and publish fully responsive websites without writing a single line of code. Also, STUDIO integrates CMS and cross-team collaboration is built along every step.
The two companies share a common goal of spreading engaging storytelling on the open web globally, which is one of the main reasons why they decided to collaborate on this project.
Video creator Patrick Levar joins the movement
With more than 124 thousand subscribers on YouTube, video creator Patrick Levar launched a “video-first portfolio site” using STUDIO and Firework’s collaborative functions.
By using Firework and STUDIO, creators can easily put their video portfolio content on their website in a mobile-first format. Using tools that don’t require coding, creators spend less time on production and focus more on their own creative activities. The partners plan to release websites by creators through this collaboration, both in Japan and overseas.
Giving shape to ideas around the world
This collaboration is just a starting point as Firework and STUDIO will continue to promote mutual development in order to give shape to ideas in Japan and around the world.
“We are very pleased to be working with Firework as we’ve seen an enormous demand for vertical videos optimized for smartphones, such as TikTok and Instagram Stories, has been increasing enormously. However, while such vertical videos can be seen in many apps, when it comes to implementing them on websites, the degree of difficulty and implementation costs are extremely high. Therefore, STUDIO has enhanced its products to easily embed the vertical video format provided by Firework. We hope that this collaboration will lead to the creation of more websites full of creativity”, said Mr. Minoru Ishii, President of STUDIO Co.
Firework: Jason Zheng
STUDIO: Yutaka Ishii
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Firework is a B2B short video platform whose offerings allow any website, or app to publish their own short video content or leverage the Firework content library, increasing engagement and conversions while also giving them access to their own traffic data and the ability to monetize through ads. Firework’s mission is to empower the open web with tools that enable video engagement outside of the walled gardens. To date, the company has raised $55M and has offices in California, New York, London, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Moscow. To learn more about Firework, go to firework.com.
STUDIO is a collaborative web design platform for all creatives to easily create websites with no code, integrating CMS for seamless customizations. STUDIO’s mission is to create a world where anyone can turn an idea into reality. The company is a Tokyo-based startup with a global office in Silicon Valley and has the No. 1 market share in no-code web design tools in Japan. STUDIO has raised $1.8M from D4V which has partnered with the global design company IDEO. To learn more about STUDIO, please visit https://studio.design.