Thursday, 19 March, 2015
The Sweden-based photography learning platform, YouPic, is strengthening its market position as a result of funding worth €500,000. As well as new investors, the round also includes further investment from the company’s existing investors, Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund.
The funds will enable YouPic to accelerate user growth, continue product development and strengthen its position as the place for photographers to learn and improve their photography.
“Through our new partnerships and investment we aim to continue our success in the emerging photography sector and help millions take better photos.” Navid Razazi, Founder and CEO of YouPic.
YouPic was established in 2013 to develop a community for all photography enthusiasts to take their photography to the next level. You can find high quality inspiration, learn and achieve mastery in all categories of photography.
YouPic is also backed by the experienced former COO of Getty Images, bringing important industry knowledge to the company:
“Photography continues to be one of the fastest growing pastimes in the world, and many people are driven to take their skills to the level where they practise their craft professionally.” Nick Evans Lombe, investor and advisor.
Per Sahlin, Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund said: “YouPic targets a fantastic market with creative and skilled photographers. The team has shown their ability to continuously deliver an outstanding service with engaged users and high growth.”