Chute gives brands mastery over the world’s visual media.

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 50 and 100

# OF ENGINEERS Between 10 and 25

FUNDING $10M - $25M



TAGS B2B, Startups, Social Media Marketing, Marketing, Media Camp SF 2012, Analytics, YC Winter 2012

What do we do?

Chute gives brands mastery over the world’s visual media - Discover audience content, ideate and create compelling visual content.

Why join us?

We have strong 100% Y/Y growth, and work with a rich dataset of images from Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

We're creating reusable open-source React components as we build our web applications

Chute works with some of the world’s biggest brands and publishers including Nike, Best Buy, NBC News, Condé Nast, the NBA, and the New York Times.

Technical challenges

We're identifying relevant and interesting images using computer vision, from Instagram and Twitter

And we're scaling our systems (API clients and databases) to keep up with our growing imported dataset of images

Our press coverage

Our Founders

Ranvir Gujral


Ranvir previously co-founded LifeGrams Corporation and Blue Whale Labs. Currently he serves on the board of The Detroit Foundation – a non-profit focused on reinvigorating the city through social entrepreneurship and job growth.

Gregarious Narain


Gregarious was the VP of Product at Klout where he helped establish the Klout Score as the standard for online influence through product development and developer outreach

Gaurav Sharma

Lead Engineer      

Gaurav is a backend engineer and co-founder at Chute. He built the initial version of Chute and helped to scale it. In his free time he likes playing on his XBox and hacking on his Kinect.

Our tech stack

  • Ruby
  • PostgreSQL
  • Javascript
  • Go
  • MongoDB
  • Elasticsearch
  • React JS

Our investors

  • Foundry Group
  • Battery Ventures
  • Freestyle Capital
  • Salesforce Ventures
  • USVP