Rob Greenlee Partners With StreamYard

Podcast pioneer Rob Greenlee revealed on 100TV’s “StreamLeader The Report” that he is teaming with StreamYard to advance the company’s commitment to serving podcasters in creating audio and video content.

In his first extended interview about the partnership, Greenlee told 100TV, founder, Ross Brand supports StreamYard’s podcasting industry outreach. 

“I’m incredibly excited to partner with StreamYard,” said Greenlee. “Together, we will revolutionize the way video and audio content is produced and shared, allowing creators to reach wider audiences and maximize their impact via live and on-demand video podcasting.”

A 2017 inductee into the Podcast Hall of Fame, Greenlee has a long history of building partnerships in the podcast industry. He has severed as a senior executive at podcast-hosting companies such as Libsyn, Podbean, PodcastOne, and Spreaker. At Microsoft, Rob led the integration of audio and video podcasts into Windows Media Center, Zune, Xbox, and Windows Phone. InsideRadio selected Greenlee to their list of 2020 Podcast Power Players.

“We are honored to have Rob Greenlee join StreamYard as an official partner,” said StreamYard co-founder Geiger Vandentop. “His deep understanding of the podcasting and new media industry is unparalleled, and his passion for empowering creators resonates strongly with our own values. We believe this partnership will open up new opportunities for our users, enabling them to elevate their content and engage with their audiences like never before.”

StreamYard has added a whole range of features to appeal to podcasters in need of the highest audio quality, such as record-only mode, separate audio tracks, and local device recording. While StreamYard has been popular with podcasting influencers who livestream their shows since 2019, the opportunity to capture a larger share of the podcasting market is within reach, thanks to its professional audio recording tools and the explosion of interest in video podcasting, particularly on YouTube.

“We’re thrilled to see our top live-streaming app and favorite podcast executive joining forces to marry podcasting with live-streaming,” Brand said. “Our shows at 100TV have both video and audio versions. The overwhelming majority of our creators record in StreamYard.” With his experience as a prolific podcast creator and his leadership on the industry’s business side, Greenlee has the rare portfolio to appeal to independent podcasters and major industry brands. Not only can he educate podcasters on the benefits of StreamYard’s full audio and video feature set, Greenlee can help StreamYard’s millions of livestream customers add podcast distribution to their content mix.

Co-founded by Geige Vandentop and Dan Briggs, StreamYard launched its live-streaming studio in 2018. StreamYard grew quickly over the next two years to become the world’s most popular browser-based live-streaming app. StreamYard’s three pillars are 1) ease of use, 2) stability, and 3) professional streams. 

Virtual event company Hopin acquired StreamYard in early 2021. Vandentop and Briggs continue to operate StreamYard, innovating and developing new features to serve better creators while staying true to their three pillars. 

Greenlee hosts “Trust Factor” Mondays at 10 am on ET on 100TV Network. He also co-hosts the “New Media Show,” which has been recorded and streamed live for over a decade and subsequently distributed in audio and video podcast versions.

100TV Network launched in May 2023 as a collaboration of independent creators hosting exclusive shows and supporting each other through cross-promotion and monetization opportunities.

StreamYard has a Live Stream Success Summit

StreamYard will be holding a Live Stream Success Summit. It will be their first-ever, and will be held on April 15, 2021. Those who are interested need to obtain a ticket through the Live Stream Success Summit page on hopin. The event is free.

You’ll hear from the world’s top live streamers and StreamYard users on topics like:

  • How to get started with streaming
  • Proven advice to take your streaming to the next level
  • Ways to connect with your audience
  • StreamYard pro tips
  • Tactical deep dives to make 2021 your most successful streaming year yet.

Their keynote speakers include renowned live streamers:

  • Seth Godin (best-selling author and marketing expert) will teach you how to find your voice and connect with your live audience.
  • Geige Vandentop and Dan Bridges (Streamyard’s founders) will reveal exclusive new StreamYard features to enhance your live streams.
  • Amy Landino (Creator of the award-winning YouTube series AmyTV) will show you how to use the power of video to take your streams to the next level.
  • Leticia Campbell (Founder, CEO Campbell Success Network) will help guide you through the event so you get the most out of your time.

A schedule of the event has been posted, as well as a list of Speakers.

Business of Podcasting Summit will Take Place in March of 2021

The Business of Podcasting Summit is a virtual event that will take place on March 6, 2021. Registration is open now, with prices ranging from $45 to $85. Here is more information about the Blk Podcasting Summit:

There’s much more to podcasting than recording & editing. However, with all of the information out there it can be difficult to know where to start.

This is where The Business of Podcast Summit fills the gap. Streamyard & Blk Pod Collective have come together to bring you a day long interactive virtual event, featuring 4 workshops, 2 panels and various vendors.

We aim to provide independent podcasters with information needed to protect and grow your brand.


  • Podcast Legalities
  • Instagram for Podcasters
  • Enhancing your Podcast SEO
  • Taxes & Accounting for Creatives


  • Understanding Brand Sponsorship
  • Securing Jobs Within the Industry

Hopin Acquired StreamYard

Hopin announced that it has acquired video platform StreamYard. Hopin describes itself as “the first all-in-one event platform optimized for connecting”. StreamYard is “a live streaming studio in your browser” where you can interview guests, share your screen, and simulcast to platforms like Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Hopin has a blog post on their website about the acquisition:

This acquisition combines the beautiful video production quality of StreamYard with the full end-to-end live events experience of Hopin. The result? Hopin organizers are able to create events that dazzle their attendees—across every aspect of the experience.

Together, we aim to provide a seamless, high-quality customer experience that makes people, not places, the heart of events.

Going forward, both StreamYard and Hopin users will continue to be able to use the services they know and love as they always have — no abrupt or sudden changes will happen. Only once we begin learning the best way to make the customer experience better will we begin to create a roadmap to bring both product experiences closer together. We look forward to listening and learning together with our communities.

Finally, this is a win for our industry as well. As one company, Hopin+StreamYard will deliver an unrivaled value proposition in the global events market and will help us achieve the ambitious growth goals we aim to achieve in 2021 and beyond.

To me, it sounds like this acquisition could be a good thing for new podcasters who don’t want to purchase equipment or software that can be very useful for recording and editing an episode. Those who want to do roundtable events, with many guests, can use Hopin + StreamYard to do it. It could be an interesting – and much simpler – alternative to Twitch.

TechCrunch reported that the deal is with $250 million, paid in a mix of cash and stock. StreamYard will retain its brand and in-market product so that it can integrate StreamYard’s streaming tech into Hopin’s marquee product. StreamYard will become the default Hopin streaming option.