Snappr, an AI-based online marketplace allowing customers to book on-demand photographers with 2 hours prior notice for less than $100 fixed amount has raised $10M in Series A. The funding round was led by Basis Set Ventures with the help from Yes VC and Y Combinator.
Snappr, based in San Francisco was founded in 2016 by Ed Kearney and Matt Schiller . It went through seed round in 2017 and after this Series A, their total funding amount has raised to $13M.
The company works with thousands of photographers in 200 metropolitan areas. There is also an application programming interface so companies can reserve photo shoots and perform file asset management on Snappr’s platform.
“The beauty of our platform is that we provide photographers with a consistent flow of work and the kind of work they may have never done before,” Schiller said. “With some of the enterprise clients, we work across hundreds of markets at one time, so there is no way one photographer would get that kind of work alone.”
“We saw a huge surge in demand, especially from business customers who are scrambling to put their best foot forward online,” he added. “We will also be investing in our team–particularly in engineering, product and design–to build out the next phase of the product.”
The new funding will be used in three ways: building out offerings for large businesses and enterprises; introducing new features, such as 360, virtual tours and videography; and expanding into new markets.
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