South African start-ups Veedo and biNu have launched a data-free reverse billing video platform. Video conferencing has grown substantially since the beginning of lockdown, with most office workers logging on to video platforms to attend meetings from home.
In South Africa, this growth has been tremendous but has also faced significant pitfalls. These include lack of access to cheap data, poor internet connections and hackers accessing information.
Identifying a gap in the market, biNu and Veedo joined forces to launch this new platform that addresses South Africa’s data issue. The platform, called Veedo, doesn’t rely on data for use. Anyone logging on needs to do so through a Chromium-browser, with no need even to download an app.
It comes with screen share and chatboxes so presentations and information sharing can be done quickly and easily. The person controlling the meeting can also mute or unmute participants to keep control of who is speaking and remove unwanted background noise.
The cost of the platform depends on the kind of business, with prices ranging from start-up to larger enterprises. Each level scales up how many people can participate in a meeting but excludes the cost of the reverse bill as this is call dependent.