With $1.3M In Funding, Private Photo-Sharing Service Familiar Replaces Screensavers & Digital Picture Framesby admin
The screensaver is not dead! Familiar, a startup that lets friends and families privately share photos directly to each others’ Macs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets, has been steadily gaining traction following its beta launch last winter. The company just hit a milestone of 21 million photos shared through its platform in the month of August, and is today announcing that it closed a $1.3 million round of seed funding earlier this year.
Investors in the round include Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures, Acequia Capital and Allen & Company. The new additions join Familiar’s previous investors and advisors, Hadi and Ali Partovi (early advisors and investors in Facebook, Dropbox and Zappos), as well as Nat Brown, Dave Goldberg, Blake Krikorian, Emil Michael, Owen Van Natta, and others.