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Pastbook raises $2 million for scaling up

The Amsterdam-based one-click photo book platform received the investment from various current and new investors to support international expansion.

Excellent growth numbers

PastBook announced it had 10x YoY growth in revenue for three years in a row and the new investment is their second, making it’s total $2.5 million. Dinko Valerio – founder and former CEO of Crucell, is one of the famous new names embracing the scale-up’s growth potential.

Investment in two tranches

The investment consists of two tranches; an initial convertible note and the follow up from current investors like Vortex Capital Partners and other high net-worth Dutch individuals (mostly entrepreneurs).

Valerio:
“As a sparring partner and investor, I am very pleased with the roll-out and success of PastBook. The company is clearly poised for further growth, which is why I am happy to continue my support.”

Stefano Cutello, Founder and CEO of PastBook says, “With our Intelligent Instant Photo Book solution focused on Facebook and Instagram, we have proven that we’re un-tapping a new segment in the market: people who always wanted to have a photo book but never found the time to make one. With the additional resources now at our disposal, we can go full-steam in developing solutions that cater to their needs.”

Own developed algorithm

The PastBook instant photo book platform says it provides the most frictionless way to create an album from any source. They created an own developed algorithm that combines a huge range of data with smart technology to automatically select the user’s best photos, captions and dates.It makes it possible to instantly arrange them into a photo book within 60 seconds, without requiring any user interactions.

In times of visualisation via Instagram, Pinterest etc. a picture says more than a thousand words, but only on your device it’s very limited to enjoy with others. PastBook makes photo books easy and on point.

Sabine de Witte

Sabine de Witte successfully failed her own startup and embraced the lessons she learned to connect startups and investors. She helps startups with pr and online communications, writes about tech as a journalist, judges events as a ‘pitch bitch’ and travels the world as startup spotter.

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