MONACO —  Qlipso, the Los Angeles based video sharing site, which allows users to interact around videos with friends in “private rooms” with videos and their own avatars, claims 14 million unique monthly viewers.

The company says that visitors stay four times longer than conventional video sharing sites.

Qlipso purchased the assets of the defunct video site Veoh in April.

In November at the Monaco Media Forum, your correspondent moderated a panel on online video and monetization strategy.   We have published a segment with Qlipso CEO Jon Goldman, a participant in the panel.

Below is our interview with Erel Margalit, Managing partner of JVP, the big Israel-based venture firm which has substantial investment in Qlipso.  He talks about the fund and the opportunities for Qlipso.   We interviewed him at the Monaco Media Forum.

Andy Plesser