No one wants to share everything with everyone.
Everyme Raises $2.15 Million In Funding
Sharing photos has become a bigger part of the web than most can imagine, but for users the way in which it is done is not always very straightforward. With so many social sites taking on different meanings in our lives, how and with whom we share photos can sometimes be a tad tricky.
Enter Everyme; a mobile start-up that came out of the Y combinator program is looking to fix that with its group photo-sharing offering. The young company has just raised $2.15 million in an effort to get more and more people using the app. The money which represents a Series A funding round was invested by Tencent, one of the biggest internet players in China. Some of the funds came from existing investors which include CrunchFund and Andreesen Horowitz.
CEO Oliver Cameron is quick to point out that Everyme is very “anti-viral” in its approach. Everyme works as a streamlined and segmented sharing app and only designate people can access or see photos—unlike the way in popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter work.
Other companies have taken note, not just in response to the desire of social users to have more control over photo-sharing, but also the entry of Everyme into the space. Just a few weeks ago Everyme got new competition from a company called Quilt.
Everyme will no doubt need to get users fast in order to keep the competition at bay and develop the platform more.