A Taste of SnapStream's Techxas Culture

SnapStream team

We get paid to watch TV and we love it.

SnapStream is a Houston-based software company that enables seamless TV workflows for hundreds of organizations worldwide. TV is our passion, whether it's in our homes or supporting our enterprise customers like The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, the U.S. Senate and Emerson College.

Our users love SnapStream and we love working with our users. Heck, you can see it in our smiling faces.

Some Company History...

March 2016: Pic from our latest "fun fund" event. Every month we hang out as a company and visit some cool Houston establishments. Some favorites include Topgolf, bowling, karaoke and a few local breweries.

SnapStream Fun Funds

May 2013: We welcomed five awesome summer interns to Team SnapStream. Between software development and business development, they are making an impact through various team and individual projects.

SnapStream interns

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

February 2012: We moved to a brand new office in the heart of Houston's Historic Sixth Ward.

New SnapStream office

January 2012: We launched SnapStream's first product for Mac, the new Mac Web Player, much to the delight of GigaOM, Engadget and Tuaw.

December 2011: Citywide Pajama Day was awesome. Not that we need a real excuse to wear pajamas any day.

SnapStream pajama day

October 2011: We held our Annual SnapStream Halloween Costume Contest and Pumpkin Throwdown.

September 2011: SnapStream introduced TV search to the international broadcast community at IBC 2011. The gang had a great time exhibiting in Amsterdam.

SnapStream IBC

March 2011: 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

August 2010: Defying all previous limits, SnapStream's new clustering technology allows you to record more than 10 channels and scale up in every direction.

April 2010: 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 in Texas: We're a group of technophiles who love Macs, PCs, DVRs, video, anything hackable and new gadgets. Thus, we are seeking like-minded individuals to join our team. Get a taste of what it's like to work here and check out our careers page to see current openings.

Meet Team SnapStream

SnapStream team


Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal

SnapStream's founder and CEO, Rakesh Agrawal oversees the software company's strategy, innovation and operations.

Continuing to advance the next generation of SnapStream's video capture, search and editing platform, Rakesh guides the team with expertise on software development, hardware solutions, and industry-specific workflows. Entertaining as a speaker, Rakesh frequents all sorts of technology-focused events throughout the year to educate folks on the power of TV search in their everyday jobs.

Rakesh received Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX.

Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson, SnapStream's President, collaborates closely with the CEO, Rakesh Agrawal, to plan and execute the company's strategy. Aaron oversees the day-to-day operations at SnapStream and ensures that everyone at SnapStream is empowered to succeed.

In addition to spending over 5 years on SnapStream's Development Team, Aaron has years of executive management experience and almost two decades of Software Development, Hardware Design, and IT experience. Aaron has worked at three other start-ups and small companies and has held engineering positions at IBM, Microsoft, and Compaq (before it was acquired by HP). Aaron received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.