6 Corporate Videos Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Corporate Videos Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Corporate Videos Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a corporate videos business:

1. Lemonlight ($18M/year)

Hope Horner (from Los Angeles, California, USA) started *Lemonlight * almost 9 years ago.

$1.5M / month
3 founders / 75 employees
Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

Hello there! My name is Hope Horner, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Lemonlight, an on-demand video production company that offers brands and agencies access to high-quality affordable video content nationwide.

We’ve built Lemonlight as an entirely self-funded business. We haven’t taken any outside capital since we launched the business in 2014. We’re on track to hit 6M in sales this year and we’ve grown the team to 45 full-time employees. We’ve been recognized in dozens of major publications, and we were awarded in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.


2. Explainer Videoly Pte. Ltd. ($1.08M/year)

Alex Safavinia (from Singapore) started Explainer Videoly Pte. Ltd. over 11 years ago.

$90K / month
2 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

Hello, nice to meet you. I’m Alex Safavinia, the CEO and Creative Director of Kasra Design, also known as Explainer Videoly. My company produces custom animated and live-action explainer videos for corporate clients, enterprises, startups, and nonprofits. We’ve produced videos for some of the most amazing brands around, such as Shell, Visa, Panasonic, League of Legends Wild Rift, IATA, Ogilvy, Tokio Marine, HP, and many more.

When we started, we generated around USD70k in the first year. As of today, our revenue increased to more than half a million dollars per year. With the opening of our Singapore office, we foresee that it will reach a million dollars in 2 years.


Learn more about starting a corporate videos business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a corporate videos business?
-> Pros and cons of a corporate videos business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established corporate videos business

Other resources

4. Sievers Creative ($1.2M/year)

Roger Sievers (from Red Wing, MN, USA) started Sievers Creative over 13 years ago.

$100K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Roger Sievers, and I founded Sievers Creative. Sievers Creative is a full-service marketing agency located in Red Wing, MN. We are a marketing and design agency in Minnesota that helps local businesses gain a competitive edge in today’s crowded market.


5. Breadnbeyond ($2.16M/year)

Andre Oentoro (from Surabaya) started Breadnbeyond over 14 years ago.

$180K / month
1 founders / 41 employees

Case Study

Hi! I’m Andre Oentoro, founder of Breadnbeyond, a digital studio focusing on animated explainer video production. I founded the company back in 2009, and it’s been more than a decade since we helped our first client deliver their messages through short animated content that’s now widely known as explainer videos.

Since the very beginning, I have always looked beyond the border to grow the business by taking it international and catering to clients across the globe. Which is unique when I started this business. Most of our clients are based in the U.S and they are growing by more than 100% each year, at least in the first few years.


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