Samir Bangara (IN)

Samir Bangara (IN)

  • Position: Co-founder & Managing Director - Qyuki
  • Location: Mumbai, India

He is the Former Managing Director, Digital at DisneyUTV and has about 16 years of experience in the media and technology space. Before the acquisition by Disney, Samir was the Chief Operating Officer of Indiagames, which he was associated with in different roles since 1999 as investor, advisor and finally COO. Prior to running Indigames, he was a Vice President at Ernst & Young, India’s M&A practice which he joined after spending a few years in the venture capital business.

Samir is also the Founding Co-chair of h2- a global nework of internet and technology professionals and a mentor/investor in GSF (Global SuperangelsForum)

Qyuki is a Shekhar Kapur, AR Rahman and Samir Bangara initiative. Qyuki helps creators build their fan following by producing and distributing videos with the aim to create enduring intellectual properties. Qyuki aims to democratize creativity. The primary focus of Qyuki is to vest the power of creativity and the ability to make money with the creator. This power manifests in the form a network where the artists can jam, create and make a living through something they’re passionate about. Our artists have access to a studio-floor, cameras, lights, editing suites, a sound room and a team of filmmakers, sound engineers and editors. The artist gets support from Qyuki right from conceptualizing, executing to finally presenting their creativity to their audience through Qyuki’s Multi-Platform Network. Our artist network consists of established artists like Ranjit Barot, Anand Raj Anand, Purbayan Chatterjee, Shailja Gupta as well as absolute new, raw talent like Dopeadelicz, Shweta Subram, Sharanya Natarajan, Apernit Singh, Slumgods among many others.


They Say You Can Monetize Content Digitally - Really?
Date: Saturday, 6th December, 2014
Time: 4:30pm
Duration: 1 hour 

Your one hour crash course on whether this is a myth or reality!

In this one hour session Samir Bangara of Qyuki will take you through the emerging opportunities of content creation in the digital space, mainly around video content.

Attend this session if you want to learn about how Pewdiepie makes $20 m a year off Youtube, how Shraddha Sharma amassed 15 million views on Youtube and 3.5 fans on FB, and how the Slumgods from Dharavi may become the next hip hop sensation. We will also talk about boring stuff, such as how to protect your IP on digital, should you sign with a record label if you’re a singer, what’s a good deal to make with MCNs on Youtube, and several other things that may just make you the digital go-to person in your peer group.