Inspiring the world of photography


COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5


TAGS Photography, Mobile, iOS, YC Winter 2015


What do we do?

Priime is a fast, modern editor that allows you to edit using styles developed by top photographers, with a focus on stunning aesthetics and uncompromising quality.

Technical challenges

1) Merging design and beauty with technical development. Priime's audience requires the highest standards in design beauty. Iterating while creating quality visuals is something we are constantly working on.
2) Priime works with computer vision, machine learning, and OpenGL libraries by applying photography properties to these technologies

Why join us?

1) Founders have multiple startup successes in the past
2) In both YC Summer 2010 and Winter 2015
3) Team who love photography and are well regarded in the community. Understanding nuances around what makes fine art photography great and how it can be available to a broad audience.
4) With $0 marketing spend, 400k app installs in a few months, 4 million photos edited with the app, 60 million people following photographers working with Priime
5) Run by product minded engineers and designers

Our press coverage

Our Founders

Arthur Chang


Arthur is CEO and Founder of Priime. Along with product development, he has also been a commercial, event, and wedding photographer for many years.

Joe Pestro


Priime platform, API, and iOS development.

Andrew Ng


iOS development lead

Loren Baxter


Product design and creative direction

Our tech stack

  • Swift
  • Amazon S3
  • Objective C
  • PostgreSQL
  • opengl
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Amazon EC2
  • Python
  • Ruby

Our investors

  • Initialized Capital
  • Garry Tan
  • Alexis Ohanian
  • Aaron Harris
  • Waynn Lu
  • zPark Capital
  • Sherpalo Ventures
  • NewGen Venture Partners
  • ChinaRock
  • Russell Cook