Established in 1996 by Anthony Blake and Paul McConkey, Imagen has a rich history in managing video. Our first customer was the Ministry of Defence and from the 90s to the present day, we’ve been powering the search of their digital media. In 2002, we digitised British Pathe’s newsreel archives, making 90,000 individual files and 12,000 stills available to the public. Between 2004-2010 we continued to take on larger projects including The British Library, IMG Media, Imperial War Museum and BoB.
In 2009 we established Screenocean, our content licensing business. Screenocean’s library includes clips from Reuters News Archive, Channel 4, Warner Bros Televisions Productions UK, Clips & Footage and Cover Images. Searchable 24/7, with more than 122 years of licensable clips and 20M iconic images, it provides premium content to license for TV, film, education, advertising, and more.
2013 is when Imagen became available as a SaaS platform for the first time and has undergone continuous development ever since. To this day we go the extra mile to continually address the needs of content owners around the world so they can maximise the full potential of their video and content.
In January 2019 we completed a £6.5 million Series B funding round which was led by Downing Ventures. The round also included capital from Guinness Asset Management Ltd and our existing investor, Cambridge Innovation Capital. This was a huge milestone for us, and is integral to our future growth plans.