- Completed in 3 weeks
- 600K USD
- Investment to support the completion of a public beta version and future product features
Boston – November 13, 2013 – sharalike, a start-up that makes fully integrated, sophisticated image management and videographic tools instantly available to all users across all devices and platforms, announced its first round of seed funding. Angel investors have blessed the sharalike launch with a $600K round, raised by the company in less than three weeks.
According to HIS iSuppli Research (October 2012), by 2016 1 billion users will store personal digital content on the cloud. We can easily assume that 80% of this content will be images and video. Today, it takes 3 to 5 online services to store visual content, sort and enhance it, create an album or slideshow with it, and share and discuss it within private or public social networks. Adding music to visual content is even more challenging. And, much of current content is exclusive to only certain devices.
Sharalike, home of SmartSelection and the SmartShow, has simplified and resolved this entire range of challenges. Using cutting-edge image management and innovative videographic technologies, the sharalike platform enables automated, yet fully editable and customizable, automatic image sorting and enhancement, slideshow creation and animation, videography – and music – in one SAS model. With its built-in file storage, multi-device (computer, mobile, tablet) synchronization, and full integration with many storage services, sharalike makes private and/or public sharing via social networks available for all users.
“We are taking tons of great pictures and videos but we are all looking for an easy way to manage this tsunami of images. And we want to share them in a beautiful way that replicates the essence of our memorable moments and places,” said Aymeric Vigneras, CEO of sharalike. “Now, using our SmartSelection technologies, we can store, sort, select, create, add audio content – and let the magic happen anywhere and anytime we want. Everything that used to take frustrating hours, now only takes few enjoyable seconds. We at sharalike believe we have truly created videography for all.”
Sharalike is a Boston, Massachusetts based company created in August 2012. Sharalike provides the best user experience in the personal image and videography management business. Currently sharalike is in private alpha version. The public will soon be able to access sharalike services from all devices: phone, tablet and computer.
About Sharalike’s Founders
Sharalike was founded in 2012 by two serial entrepreneurs, Aymeric Vigneras and Etienne Leroy who were looking for a simple online solution to store and manage large image collections, as well as a fresh way to share their content. Knowing the average user is overwhelmed by the huge number of images s/he creates everyday via cameras and smartphones and the difficulties and time required to manage and share them, Aymeric and Etienne envisioned a radical transformation for the image (and music) collection management process.
Aymeric Vigneras, CEO
Before starting sharalike, Aymeric Vigneras was CEO at Everest Gaming, and Member of the Board of BetclicEverest Group. CIDC had a 2010 turnover of $100M, 4 million users, 300 employees, and was 100% online with the 3nd largest online poker website in France and the 10th largest poker website worldwide. Prior to this, he was CTO and Group Head of Strategic Projects at BetClicEverest Group, with a 2010 turnover of $500M, 12 million customers, 1,200 employees, and 100% online. Other accomplishments include: serving as Partner in Charge of Consulting, and Supervisory Board Member, of Alti with a 2008 turnover of $170M and 1,200 employees; founding a consulting practice and taking it from $1.5M to $47M in four years; and founding Colego and Exsyde and executing a successful sale of both companies. He began his career at EDS, where, as a Director, he took a division from a $1 million loss position to $27 million revenue in two years.
Etienne Leroy, CMO/CPO
Before starting sharalike, Etienne Leroy was Director in charge of Casino at Everest Gaming where he managed a $15M Net Gaming Revenue in 2011. Prior to this, he held positions as Senior Product Manager in charge of Poker at Cambridge Interactive Development Corporation (CIDC), Project Manager at Betclic Everest Group, and Senior Consultant at IBM in the consulting division of its CRM entity.