Something to smile about… According to a Fundable brief, Smyle has raised $300K on its private fundraise. The Smyle app connects with Dropbox, Amazon Drive and Google Cloud Services for it one-stop shop for photo and video capturing, organizing, sharing, and storing.
Daily problems the Smyle pilot community experiences and aims to solve:
- Running out of storage
- Scrolling endlessly through a camera roll trying to track down memories
- Spending hours organizing photos and sorting them into albums
- Shuffling back and forth between one’s phone, computer hard-drive, cloud account, social media and back again in an “endless battle” to capture, organize, find and share photos
- Taking the same photo over and over and over again to make sure everyone gets a copy
“At Smyle, we think it’s time for a new take on the photo capture and sharing experience — one that reflects the central role that our camera phones have taken on in our world and our lives, and makes it easy and fun for smartphone users to capture, organize and share their memories using the best technology that the 21st century has to offer,” shared the campaign.
Smyle streamlines the photo and video organization process, pulling a user’s saved media from various social platforms into one central place. In addition to consumer beta users, Smyle recently secured their first enterprise partners, Life Time Fitness and Executive Business Consulting Mexico, who have agreed to pilot the startup’s enterprise solution. iN addition, the startup has partnered with global organizations World Food Program, World Vision, Save the Children and Compassion International in the fight to give children in developing nations all over the world access to food and educational opportunities.
With $300,000 in funding commitments, the Smyle team has completed the front end development of their application and plans to launch its full beta application in July.
The Smyle team is lead by Co-Founder & CEO Josh Daneshforooz, the Founder & Chairman of the Onima Consulting Group, and a former Leadership & Management Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. Co-Founder & CTO Chip Martin brings engineering experience from Belkin, Senior iOS Developer at Mobile Learning Networks, Cisco Systems, Novatel Wireless, Slacker Radio and DriveCam, while Legal Counsel David Wickwire adds his private financing transactional experience from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to the team. Wicker is also actively involved in Techstars, representing more than a dozen teams.
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