Rumble, the popular video-sharing platform, announced that it has acquired Callin, the San Francisco-based podcasting and live streaming platform founded by technology entrepreneur and investor David Sacks and Axel Ericsson. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive acquisition agreement, Sacks is slated to join Rumble’s board of directors in the second half of June 2023. Ericsson and the Callin team will continue to develop live streaming capabilities as a part of Rumble.
Callin creates as seamless experience for its users to create, discover, and consume live and recorded content. The Callin app was built to blend the best aspects of social audio and video with the most attractive features of podcasting. We believe the addition of Callin’s user-friendly app and post-production tools coupled with Rumble’s substantial creator and user communities will create beneficial synergies, improving the experience of Rumble’s creators and their fans.
“It was my own experience with the All-in Podcast that gave me the idea for Callin: I discovered how much work goes into producing a show and wanted to radically simplify the experience. I teamed up with Axel to launch the first ‘social podcasting’ platform, where users can easily stream, take questions, record, edit, publish, and share content with their audience,” said David Sacks, co-founder of Callin and co-founder/partner at Craft Ventures. “I am excited to expand Callin’s capabilities by joining forces with Rumble, a platform with significant size, influence, and reach. As an avid proponent of the creator economy and the free flow of ideas, I strongly support Rumble’s unwavering commitment to free speech.”
Chris Pavlovski, Rumble Chairman and CEO, added “We are beyond excited to have David, Axel, and the Callin team to become a part of Rumble. The addition of Callin’s talented team and the capabilities of its product signifies a major step in our journey to deliver greater value and tools to our creators, which will further enhance our user engagement.”