* — Actually not, Pics.io is now funded //26.07.2013
Usually things like this aren’t public and entrepreneurs prefer to do that silent. Probably such an approach makes sense… But we’re building the best ever product for photographers — hell yeah! That’s a resource consuming process, I bet you guess. So we need some money to hire engineers, do a little design and build a community of the greatest photographers.
We started Pics.io about six months ago, most of you joined later thanks to Konstantin who does our PR by himself. You saw few tech previews thanks to Vlad. He also coded them without external help. As for me, I started a little earlier, probably a year ago. From ground up, with no team, just from an idea blasted through my head when I starred at another DICOM image. Sometimes I have a feeling that a few years passed from that moment.
Ok, we’re bootstrapped to the moment. Now all three of us are full-time on Pics.io. We quit our day jobs and thanks to McKesson (where Vlad and I worked before) we had some money under pillow. As well, we were extremely thrifty and didn’t miss a chance to get something for free, like a whole bunch of software from StartupPack or office space from Voomy.
That was in the past. Now everything is proofed, moreover, we have a lot of implemented functionality. What we need is some extra hands to polish things up and make it production-like.
Seeking funds is an extremely time-consuming process. And that’s the time taken from our users and the product. This is where I’m asking for your help. You probably have some friend who is a photographer and may be interested to invest in Pics.io. Or you are interested… Or you know someone who knows someone, I bet you got it. So if you like what we’re doing, if you like the idea of Pics.io, please, share this message.
Please e-mail me. If you are a VC you probably use AngelList. Our profile is just click away. Even if you have no idea who might be interested, please spread the word about Pics.io using Facebook, Twitter or just send a link to your friend photographer using Skype or e-mail.
Thanks. Sincerely yours,
John Shpika, CEO of TopTechPhoto.
john [at] toptechphoto.com