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GuruShots reached impressive 9x annual growth and starts the follow-on round

GuruShots is a platform that borrows principles and mechanics from the virtual world of mobile games and applies them to the real world of photography. The result: exceptional monetization and rapid growth.



Overview

 

GuruShots reached impressive 9x annual growth    

1.3 trillion photos were taken in 2017 alone. Yet despite the growing masses of photos and places to share them, amateur and mobile photo enthusiasts want to do more with their photos than just share on socials networks. GuruShots is a platform that borrows principles and mechanics from the virtual world of mobile games and applies them to the real world of photography. The result: a gamification platform with exceptional monetization, phenomenal long-term engagement, and rapid growth. Real-time dynamic photo contests offer meaningful recognition and the opportunity to win cash and gear prizes.

 

 Sleek online photo contest with interactive real-time challenges

Available on smartphones

 

Product

  • Through its gamified platform, GuruShots provides a more exciting, dynamic and meaningful place for amateur and mobile photo enthusiasts to interact around photos and get recognition for their talent. Starting off as Newbies in the platform, users work their way up the levels by competing against peers from around the world, gaining votes and achievements in a fun, engaging, game-like environment, with the ultimate goal of reaching Guru level.

Market

  • 2B+ photos are shared daily.
  • Company target audience: hundreds mln photo enthusiasts globally (with mobile or DSLR camera), 100k amateur photographers and 5M+ pro photographers.
  • Global Market Size For Stock Images is ~$3B and will exceed $4B by 2020, growing at a 7% CAGR.

Team

Gilon Miller

Gilon Miller

Co-founder and CEO
  • 17 years of experience with leading software and internet businesses in the US and Israel, including five startups. 
  • Holds an engineering degree and an MBA from MIT.
Eran Hazout

Eran Hazout

Co-founder and CTO
  • 13 years of experience in web technology and product development, and prior to GuruShots was the co-founder and COO of Alpha, one of Israel’s leading online dating sites.
Moolie Puterman

Moolie Puterman

Head of Product
  • 7 years of experience in building products with large scale. 
  • Prior to GuruShots he was the product manager of the largest product at Matomy Media Group, a product that generated 50M Clicks per day and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Daniel Marmari

Daniel Marmari

Head of Design/UI
  • Previously head of design at Globes; Bezalel & MIT trained.
  • Expert in game design and lecturer at Shenkar College on game design.
Roei Dayan

Roei Dayan

Head of Marketing
  • Previously marketing team leader at Wix, world’s #1 website builder platform.
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