Ensemble launched in 2005 after a group of Syracuse University employees came up with a new way to manage video content for the institution. It mainly works with K-12, higher education, and enterprise customers.
Panopto, founded in 2007, first targeted universities that wanted a way to capture, store, stream, and sort through videos of lectures. It later found demand in enterprise video content management — organizations ranging from financial institutions to appliance manufacturers that wanted a way to manage videos and slides for training, events, sales, marketing, and more.
Panopto said its annual recurring revenue increased more than 40% in 2020. The company’s ARR is now $50 million. Panopto CEO Eric Burns said “the use of on-demand video for communication and learning has grown rapidly over the last year.”
Ensemble customers will migrate to Panopto later this year; for now the companies will remain separate brands and platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies declined to provide details about employee counts.