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We saw potential to improve the experience of working with video

It was frustrating how seemingly simple things were so hard to do using existing video management platforms. Why couldn’t we just see where footage was taken or who was in the footage? Specialised solutions exist to handle complex data such as 3D design schematics or sensor data from nuclear reactors, however, when it comes to the richest media – video – there was no good solution. We set out to build it for ourselves, and Col8 was born.

Making video a richer experience for all

Our technology, including our unique video player interface and geospatial matching service, has already found application in a diverse range of industries, from defense and security and drone detection to professional sports, and even our new gdpr compliance tool, Col8 Data Transparency.

A brief history of Col8


Founded by Rupert and Charles to solve the issue of video being so hard to use, they knew there was a better way with the power of data and Col8 was born.


Focussing on developing a cloud solution for helping organisations with video challenges at a massive scale the tools became mature for the wider market.


Taking a round of venture funding Col8 has quickly expanded the team to deliver next generation solutions to many markets including security and defence.

Meet the team

Charles Smith, CEO of Col8 Charles Smith CEO & Founder

Charles is a former Product Designer, Business Architect and Programme Manager leading global software teams on projects worth over £150m

Rupert Jabelman, CTO Rupert Jabelman CTO & Co-Founder

Rupert has successfully led award-winning development teams in digital agencies (Sift Digital, Torchbox) and start-ups for over a decade

Rose Nichols Rose Nichols Senior Developer

Rose has a range of complementary skills in the web sector including design and development, with a special interest in crafting modern front-end UIs

Jack Dyrhauge Jack Dyrhauge Business Development Manager

Jack is a multi-lingual sales executive who has represented clients in Geneva, Japan, Singapore, and Copenhagen