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Photography startup Smiler gets $8 million seed funding Investments News 

Photography startup Smiler gets $8 million seed funding

Utrecht-based Smiler, a spot photography marketplace connecting photographers and customers in tourist hotspots, announced it has secured $8 million (approximately €7.4M) in a Seed round of funding, according to SiliconCanal. The round was led by Mosaic Ventures with participation from Speedinvest, Dutch Founders Fund, and PROfounders Capital. Speedinvest recently also invested in the privacy-focused camera app Lapse. Founded in 2021, Smiler is an... Read More
​​Popsa announces $12 million investment round led by Gresham House Ventures Investments 

​​Popsa announces $12 million investment round led by Gresham House Ventures

Fast-growing, U.K.-based personalized photo products company Popsa announced a $12 million ( £9milion) investment round led by Gresham House Ventures, a growth equity investor specializing in software and digitally-driven businesses in the consumer, healthcare, and service sectors. Investment director Tom Makey also joins the Popsa board. Existing investors Pembroke, Octopus, and Guinness have already invested several times. “We are very... Read More
Getty Images looking to go public, again, in $4.8 billion SPAC maneuver Investments 

Getty Images looking to go public, again, in $4.8 billion SPAC maneuver

Stock content company Getty Images is looking to go public again, after more than a decade as a private company, in a $4.8 billion deal that will place the company on the New York Stock Exchange. To go public,  the company said it entered into a business combination agreement with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II, a publicly traded special purpose... Read More
Gooten announces $15 million capital raise, unveils new leadership Investments News People on the Move 

Gooten announces $15 million capital raise, unveils new leadership

On-demand printer Gooten raised $15 million in combined primary equity and debt from Tech Pioneers Fund with participation from existing investors KEC Ventures and ff Venture Capital. The company is also announcing the promotion of Maddy Alcala to president of Gooten. Founded in 2015, Gooten operates a smart supply chain for brands looking to optimize their eCommerce business through print-on-demand manufacturing. Now with more... Read More
Alice Camera raises $500,000 pre-seed Investments News 

Alice Camera raises $500,000 pre-seed

Alice Camera, the computational photography company designing a Micro Four-Thirds format camera, announced it raised a combined $500,000 pre-seed fundraising round, comprised of angel investors alongside early-stage venture capital firm, Ascension, which contributed $400,000, plus $100,000 Amazon Web Server (AWS) cloud computing credits to scale AI and computational photography pipeline for creators The London-based startup is building an imaging device... Read More
AI-photo editing startup Let’s Enhance raises $3 million seed round Investments 

AI-photo editing startup Let’s Enhance raises $3 million seed round

Let’s Enhance announces a $3 million seed round to further develop Claid, “an end-to-end automated image processing platform that helps marketplaces automatically edit, optimize and deliver user-generated content with AI,” the company said. The investment round is led by Chamaeleon with Margo Georgiadis, Hype Ventures, and Acrobator amongst other investors. Let’s Enhance launched Claid in 2021 as a technology for e-commerce, real estate,... Read More
Private camera app Lapse secures £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest Investments News 

Private camera app Lapse secures £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest

Lapse, a new private photo-sharing sharing startup based in London, England, has already garnered a £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest. Mimicking the function of single-use film cameras, the app lets friends in group chats take photos together, but they must wait until the 36 photos “develop” the next day before they can view them. The app is currently... Read More
PhotoShelter gets investment from Clearhaven Partners Investments 

PhotoShelter gets investment from Clearhaven Partners

PhotoShelter, Inc. announced it has received “a significant growth investment” of an unspecified amount from Clearhaven Partners, a software and technology-focused private equity firm based in Boston. The partnership “will drive innovation and growth of PhotoShelter’s cloud-based digital asset management solutions for brands and photographers,” the company said in a press release. Founded in 2005, PhotoShelter offers  SaaS solutions enabling... Read More
Activist investor Carl Icahn backs Xerox in bid for HP Investments News 

Activist investor Carl Icahn backs Xerox in bid for HP

Activist investor Carl Icahn, fresh from spoiling the merger between Xerox Corp. and Fujifilm, is now backing Xerox in a bid for HP Inc., according to an interview with The Wall Street Journal. The article states Icahn owns a 10.6% stake in Xerox and a previously undisclosed 4.24% position in HP worth roughly $1.2 billion. “I think a combination is... Read More
Zyl raises $1.1 million seed round led by OneRagtime Investments Press releases 

Zyl raises $1.1 million seed round led by OneRagtime

Zyl revolutionizes mobile photo experience and aims to reconnect its users through their memories With this round, Zyl aims to boost the development of its brand new version and reach 5 million users by the end of 2020. Paris, 12th September 2019 – Zyl, the mobile photo app that manages our memories, announces today a new 1.1 million dollars seed... Read More