SnapStream Helps Harness the
Power of Moments

SnapStream team

There is a near unlimited amount of video content out there: 24/7 news channels, breaking news events, sports, talk shows, awards galas, entertainment shows, and so much more. Especially in today’s fast-paced environment, it’s hard to wade through everything to find the moments that matter most.

That’s why our mission is to help organizations harness the power of moments.  We do this because moments, highlights, and clips are at the heart of modern visual storytelling. And visual storytelling is how culture, conversation, and connection will be created in the future.

With SnapStream, it's easy to quickly capture, search, create and share the clips that drive discourse, provide context, and tell stories. That's why SnapStream has become indispensable for organizations like The Daily Show, Politico, the United States Senate, the Atlantic Council, and others to quickly reach their audiences with compelling content.

SnapStream is based in Houston, TX. We’re a team of news-junkies, cinephiles, media aficionados, and wannabe live streaming influencers who are all really good at what we do and come together to do work that we love.

Our Values


We are a learning culture and become better through knowledge. We are guided by our curiosity, wherever it may take us.

Experiment Without

We experiment boldly, without fear of failure. We are unafraid of changing direction or rethinking our approach along the way.

Be an

We each know the business and have a deep sense of responsibility. We think big picture, take action, and sweat the details.

Walk in the
Customer's Shoes

We take the time to get to know our customers and see the world through their eyes. We get to know them as individuals so we can deliver experiences that make them raving fans.

Enjoy the Journey...

We work together as one team, respecting each other, inspiring each other, learning from and teaching one another. We have fun and lift each other up at every turn.


We Work Hard. We Play Hard.

SnapStream Speaker Series (Monthly): We invite smart, talented Houstonians to come share their experience, wisdom and passion with our team. It's extremely inspiring learning from the best and brightest entrepreneurs, sales people, and engineers Houston has to offer.

Lennart Koopman (founder of Graylog), Adam Wulf (founder of Jotlet), Linda Spain (Houston entrepreneur and investor), and Adam Richard (Founder of Houston Bitcoin Meetup) are just a few of the speakers who have come to SnapStream.

SnapStream Speaker Series

Bayou City Classic 5k: We love hanging out together even outside of work. Here's team SnapStream participating in the Houston Bayou City Classic 5k.

SnapStream Bayou City Classic 5k

Nerf Battle: For one of our employee's 10 year anniversary, we set up a Nerf Battle in the office which included a complete obstacle course.

Nerf Battle

SnapStream Fun Fund (Whisky Tasting): We love to learn about many things at SnapStream, including the history of whisky!

SnapStream Bayou City Classic 5k

SnapStream Christmas Party: Pic from our Christmas Party white elephant gift giveaway. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Holiday Party white elephant gift

SnapStream Fun Fund (Bubble Soccer): Every month we hang out as a company and visit some cool Houston establishments. Some favorites include bubble soccer, Topgolf, bowling, karaoke and a few local breweries.

SnapStream Fun Funds - Bubble Soccer

May The 4th Be With You: May 4th is not just another day here at SnapStream. Can you tell which movie this scene is from?

SnapStream Bayou City Classic 5k

Halloween: We take Halloween seriously in the office. Even our mascot Chompy participated in the festivities!

SnapStream Halloween

SnapStream Headquarters We moved to a brand new office in the heart of Houston's Historic Sixth Ward.

We inaugurated our new headquarters with an Open House party. See pics on our Facebook page.

New SnapStream office

Rice Chili Cook-off: 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.

Rice Chili Clook-off

World's Largest DVR: 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.

SnapStream World's Largest DVR

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.

We are seriously hiring

We stand out, especially in Texas: We're a group of diverse and high performance people, each with our own expertise and good at working together. Get a taste of what it's like to work here and check out our careers page to see current openings.


Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal

As Founder and CEO, Rakesh Agrawal is the driving force behind SnapStream. A self-described news junkie, he has evolved SnapStream from its origins as a pioneering DVR product to an indispensable video search, clipping, and publishing solution that empowers digital storytellers around the world. He is also a direct investor in 100+ early stage software and life science companies and a limited partner in a variety of venture capital and cryptocurrency hedge funds. Rakesh serves on the boards of Houston Exponential and the Post Oak School and holds Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, TX.

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Tom Cabanski

Senior VP Engineering

Tom Cabanski is a high-energy hands-on leader, agile developer, cloud architect and entrepreneur with a successful track record of growing successful businesses. He has made a positive impact across a variety of industries including e-commerce, retail, supply chain and SaaS in software engineering, consulting and executive leadership roles over his nearly 40-year career.

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Sarah Eck

VP of Marketing

Sarah Eck is a seasoned strategic marketer, with nearly 20 years of experience building successful brands in the tech, cybersecurity, business aviation, and CPG industries. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she has a passion for consumer behavior, compelling content, and powerful storytelling.

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Monty Mitra

Senior Product Manager

An engineer turned product guy, Monty brings experience ranging from large scale projects for the Department of Defense to smaller 20-person startups. He is passionate about building great products and delivering compelling stories that connect with audiences.

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Josie Munoz

Accounting Manager

Josie Munoz joined SnapStream more than a decade ago to build out the accounting function and develop a world-class team. With a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Houston, she has been instrumental in the company's continued financial growth.

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John (JR) Reale


With extensive experience as an operator and investor in early-stage technology companies, JR is focused on transforming visions into realities. Since May 2019 he has worked with SnapStream leadership to drive strategic evolution and company growth.