PicCollage said Wednesday that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. Investors included 500 Startups, Floodgate Fund, Freestyle Capital, Quest Venture Partners, Sand Hill Angels and XG Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., PicCollage is a photo app.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2013 – PicCollage, a fast-growing mobile photo app with over 35 million downloads on iOS and Android, today announced a branded content campaign with Interscope Records. PicCollage allows people to combine images, text and stickers as freeform collages and share with friends and followers. With the branding campaign with Interscope, PicCollage users can download customized sticker packs for featured Interscope artists, such as Robin Thicke.
“We want to let people playfully express themselves through images,” said Ching-Mei Chen, co-founder of PicCollage. “We’re really excited about working with Interscope to let our users have fun creating collages with props and images from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video.”
PicCollage also announced today that it has received $2.3 million in seed funding from prominent investors, including 500 Startups, Floodgate Fund, Freestyle Capital, Quest Venture Partners, Sand Hill Angels, XG Ventures and Neil Young and Bob Stevenson (founders of ngmoco and N3TWORK).
“PicCollage is establishing an engaged community within a huge demographic that is hungry to express themselves creatively,” said Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner, Floodgate Fund. “This is an exciting opportunity as brands are eager to connect with these mobile users.”
“When we look at founders, we like to see passion, commitment and the ability to execute,” said Dave Samuel, co-founder, Freestyle Capital. “The creators of PicCollage have all three well covered, and have built a simple product that attracts and inspires users.”
Dave McClure, founding partner, 500 Startups, added, “I don’t always imagine myself in a hyper-sexual Robin Thicke music video, but when I do, I use PicCollage to express myself. Stay creative, my friends.”
As a top photo app for iOS and Android, PicCollage is building a community of millions of people who create, combine and share visual content in fun and novel ways. The app is most popular with young women from the US, UK, and Japan. PicCollage brings photos together and people together. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with a branch in Taipei, Taiwan. Download the app: http://piccollage.com.