#ProudInvestor - @VHXtv Raises $1.25 Million to Democratize Video Distribution Online

Early last year, longtime collaborators Casey Pugh and Jamie Wilkinson launched VHX.tv, a site for discovering cool new videos online and sharing them with friends. But lately the two have been working on a whole different side of the video distribution business, providing a platform that helps independent artists to connect directly with fans and sell them content.

The result has been the release of a couple of high-profile videos that VHX powered: The first was Aziz Ansari’s comedy special Dangerously Delicious, which was sold for $5 directly on the comedian’s website. VHX followed that up with the online release of Indie Game: The Movie, which was made available for $9.99.

It's getting better and better to be an artist in the internet-age. May VHX.tv continue to treat artists and their fans with mutual respect and build a great business in the process that keeps more great entertainment flowing into our eyeballs.

Dig it? Join the VHX team - they're hiring!

Extremely proud of @frmbriyawthxoxo who's speaking @essencemusic panel on education

Sabriya first fell in love with science when she was 15 years old and read Richard Peterson’s novel, The Hot Zone, which takes an in-depth look into the origins of the infectious Ebola virus .She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and has worked on HIV research at the National Institutes of Health and studied tuberculosis at NYU. She is currently pursuing her PhD and studies host-pathogen interactions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

And on the Essence.com website right alongside Soledad O'Brien and many others.