The World’s #1 Activity-Capture Company, GoPro, went public at the end of June 2014:
Back in 2007 when the first GoPro was conceived, you’d be lucky to find any video on YouTube that was even offered in 480p.
Now thanks largely to GoPro cameras, we can watch HD videos filmed anywhere by anyone, such as Felix Baumgartner’s epic 24-mile free-fall from outer space back in 2012:
That event happened to be a super marketing promotion for the company too.
Woodman launched GoPro at just the right time, in my opinion. These portable, reasonably-priced cameras came out just as social media started to explode and everybody and their grandma wanted to be a YouTube celebrity. Now GoPro’s the “Apple” of the portable camera industry”!