Smartphones have grow to be a artistic playground because of cameras and progressive apps, akin to PicsArt. With PicsArt, anyone can add filters, stickers and tweak pictures and movies in many various methods. It has been a large hit with 130 million month-to-month lively 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 pictures earlier than sharing them. There are various corporations on this house, together with VSCO, Snapseed and Prisma. However PicsArt has managed to grow to be a cultural phenomenon in lots of international locations together with China.
For those who’re enthusiastic 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’ll be able to add filters, auto-beautify your face, change your hair colour, add stickers and textual content, minimize out your face and use masks similar to in Photoshop… I’m not going to listing every little thing you are able to do as a result of it’s an extended listing.
The result’s an app filled with options that permits you to categorical your self, create visible storytelling and enhance your social media abilities. For those who’re an Instagram consumer, possibilities you’ve seen a couple of picture that has been edited utilizing PicsArt.
Whereas the app is free with adverts, customers also can subscribe to a premium subscription to unlock further options. And PicsArt isn’t just about modifying as you may as well use the app as its personal social community.
PicsArt relies within the U.S. and has raised $45 million over time. However the firm can be betting huge on Armenia with an enormous 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 prior to now — Lycos, Bertelsmann, GFI, Teamviewer and Helpsystems. Many entrepreneurs would have a tough time founding simply certainly one of these corporations, 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 hearken to this dialogue and plenty of others. The convention will happen on December 11-12.
Along with panels and hearth 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 picture and video modifying app and group with greater than 130 million month-to-month lively 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 places of work 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 international enterprise administration. Previous to PicsArt, Avoyan based 5 different startups, all of which had profitable acquisitions by international corporations together with Lycos, Bertelsmann, GFI, Teamviewer, and Helpsystems.
He’s a graduate of Harvard Enterprise College’s Bertelsmann Senior Government’s program. He obtained 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.