Smartphones have turn into a artistic playground because of cameras and progressive apps, corresponding to PicsArt. With PicsArt, anyone can add filters, stickers and tweak photographs and movies in many various methods. It has been an enormous hit with 130 million month-to-month energetic customers. And that’s why I’m excited to announce that PicsArt founder and CEO Hovhannes Avoyan is becoming a member of us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
PicsArt began with a easy app that permits you to edit photographs earlier than sharing them. There are a lot of firms on this area, together with VSCO, Snapseed and Prisma. However PicsArt has managed to turn into a cultural phenomenon in lots of nations together with China.
If you happen to’re fascinated about modifying a photograph or video in a method or one other, likelihood is you are able to do it in PicsArt. Along with conventional modifying instruments (cropping, rotating, curves, and so on.), you may add filters, auto-beautify your face, change your hair coloration, add stickers and textual content, minimize out your face and use masks identical to in Photoshop… I’m not going to checklist every thing you are able to do as a result of it’s a protracted checklist.
The result’s an app full of options that permits you to specific your self, create visible storytelling and enhance your social media expertise. If you happen to’re an Instagram consumer, possibilities you’ve seen multiple photograph that has been edited utilizing PicsArt.
Whereas the app is free with adverts, customers can even subscribe to a premium subscription to unlock further options. And PicsArt isn’t just about modifying as you can even use the app as its personal social community.
PicsArt is predicated within the U.S. and has raised $45 million through the years. However the firm can also be betting huge on Armenia with a giant engineering group over there.
And it’s a pure match as Hovhannes Avoyan is initially from Armenia. Along with PicsArt, he has based many profitable startups previously — Lycos, Bertelsmann, GFI, Teamviewer and Helpsystems. Many entrepreneurs would have a tough time founding simply certainly one of these firms, so I can’t wait to listen to how Avoyan manages to work on so many various merchandise and switch these merchandise into successes.
Purchase your ticket to Disrupt Berlin to take heed to this dialogue and lots of others. The convention will happen on December 11-12.
Along with panels and fireplace chats, like this one, new startups will take part within the Startup Battlefield to compete for the extremely coveted Battlefield Cup.
Hovhannes Avoyan is a serial entrepreneur, investor and scholar. He’s the founder and CEO of PicsArt, the #1 photograph and video modifying app and neighborhood with greater than 130 million month-to-month energetic customers. PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, Perception Enterprise Companions, DCM and Siguler Guff. The corporate employs greater than 350 individuals and is headquartered in San Francisco with workplaces throughout the globe in Yerevan, Armenia; Los Angeles; Beijing; and an AI Lab in Moscow.
Avoyan brings greater than 25 years of expertise in laptop programming and world enterprise administration. Previous to PicsArt, Avoyan based 5 different startups, all of which had profitable acquisitions by world firms together with Lycos, Bertelsmann, GFI, Teamviewer, and Helpsystems.
He’s a graduate of Harvard Enterprise College’s Bertelsmann Senior Govt’s program. He acquired his B.S. and M.S. from the State Engineering College of Armenia and his M.A. in Political Science and Worldwide Affairs from the American College of Armenia. He’s additionally a frequent speaker at enterprise conferences on subjects starting from enterprise technique to worldwide group constructing and Al.