Ooyala, a platform for video delivery and advertising, has raised $8.5 million in second-round funding led by Sierra Ventures, the company announced on its blog this week. That brings Ooyala’s total funding to $10 million, according to founder Bismarck Lepe.
Ooyala had taken first place in the Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge last month, winning $100,000 in cash and services. We profiled the company back in October. See an example/commercial for the company embedded above (sorry, we made the player quite small, but you should still be able to bump it up to full screen).