Priime

Inspiring the world of photography

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

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.

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

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

Our press coverage

https://medium.com/@priime/introducing-priime-9e6b0dbd8598
http://www.producthunt.com/posts/priime-2
http://petapixel.com/2015/03/20/priime-an-ios-photo-editing-app-with-a-marketplace-for-filters-by-photographers/
http://blog.ycombinator.com/introducing-priime-yc-w15-a-new-way-to-edit-photos-on-your-iphone
http://thomashawk.com/2015/03/priime-the-best-mobile-phone-photo-editor-ive-ever-used.html
http://nythroughthelens.com/post/114093881155/huge-news-edit-your-photos-in-my-style-with-the

Our Founders

Arthur Chang

CEO          

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

Developer      

Priime platform, API, and iOS development.

Andrew Ng

Developer      

iOS development lead

Loren Baxter

Designer      

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