- TV Search
Our T-shirts don't lie. We really do "get paid to watch TV." Founded in 2000, SnapStream is a Houston-based software company focused on solving "TV search" problems worldwide. Recording and watching television is our passion, whether it's in our homes or supporting our enterprise customers like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and the U.S. Senate. Our users love SnapStream's TV search technology because it's easy and reliable. You can record, search, archive and clip limitless TV right from your Mac or PC.
February 2012: We moved to a brand new office in the heart of Houston's Historic Sixth Ward. Click around to take yourself on a tour!
December 2011: Citywide Pajama Day was awesome. Not that we need a real excuse to wear pajamas any day.
October 2011: We held our Annual SnapStream Halloween Costume Contest and Pumpkin Throwdown.
September 2011: SnapStream introduced TV search to the international broadcast community at IBC 2011. The gang had a great time exhibiting in Amsterdam.
June 2011: Our first batch of dev interns! Each of them left a mark on SnapStream's Web interface and contributed some killer new feature ideas in our Coding Thunderdome.
March 2011: We spooned up some summer interns at Rice University's Chili Cook-Off, a career fair of sorts. As you can see, we like to recruit 'em early! These boys will start in summer 2032.
August 2010: Defying all previous limits, SnapStream's new clustering technology allows you to record more than 10 channels and scale up in every direction.
April 2010: SnapStream showcased its advanced TV recording and search technology with a 50-channel TV search engine. Our World's Largest DVR, which can archive 13 years worth of TV content, scored the praises of Engadget and Gizmodo.
June 2007: The first Enterprise TV Search Appliance shipped.
December 2004: Microsoft's Bill Gates, Intel's Paul Otellini and Intel's Craig Barrett showcased SnapStream's consumer product, Beyond TV, which earned PC Magazine's "Product of the Year 2004" award.
Check out our TV Searcher Blog and also, follow SnapStream on and to see all of our company and software updates.
We stand out in Texas: We're a group of technophiles who love Macs, PCs, DVRs, video, anything hackable and new gadgets. Thus, we are seeking like-minded individuals to join our team. Get a taste of what it's like to work here and check out our careers page to see current openings.
SnapStream's founder and CEO, Rakesh Agrawal oversees the software company's strategy, innovation and operations.
Continuing to advance the next generation of SnapStream's video capture, search and editing platform, Rakesh guides the team with expertise on software development, hardware solutions, and industry-specific workflows. Entertaining as a speaker, Rakesh frequents all sorts of technology-focused events throughout the year to educate folks on the power of TV search in their everyday jobs.
Prior to founding SnapStream, Rakesh was Vice President of Sales at Piping Technology & Products, a 400-person, Houston-based engineering and manufacturing company. Rakesh received Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX.
Aaron Thompson, SnapStream's President, collaborates closely with the CEO, Rakesh Agrawal, to plan and execute the company's strategy. Aaron oversees the day-to-day operations at SnapStream and ensures that everyone at SnapStream is empowered to succeed.
In addition to spending over 5 years on SnapStreamís Development Team, Aaron has years of executive management experience and almost two decades of Software Development, Hardware Design, and IT experience. Aaron has worked at three other start-ups and small companies and has held engineering positions at IBM, Microsoft, and Compaq (before it was acquired by HP). Aaron received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.