PastBook has won the 2017 Visual 1st "Best Business Potential" Award
SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2017 - PastBook (www.pastbook.com), with its newly launched PastBook iPhone app that offers a one-click solution to create printed photo books from large photo selections out of Facebook, Instagram or other sources, has won the Award as "Best Business Potential" at Visual 1st (visual1st.biz), the newly rebranded premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, formerly known as Mobile Photo Connect.
According to one of the judges, Haje Jan Kamps - entrepreneur and former Techcrunch writer: “With mobile photo printing solutions becoming a commodity, PastBook manages something that is kind of magical in the photo printing industry: it generates recurring revenues through annual personalized yearbooks. What’s more, these yearbooks tie into the social graph and leverage the viral power of social networks. I imagine that PastBook will make piles of money!”
Stefano Cutello, founder and CEO of PastBook, shares his proudness for the award on with a photo on his Facebook profile, saying "Being able to showcase @pastbook at the most important industry conference in US, in front to all the players and big names in the market, is already a success. Winning the award for "Best Business Potential" is fu**ng awesome!"
The judging panel for the Visual 1st Awards is composed of prominent representatives of both the hi-tech media and investment communities, whose endorsement is so critical to app developers.
This year’s judges were: Geraldine Le Meur (Co-Founder & General Partner, The Refiners), Haje Jan Kamps (Writer and Entrepreneur), Jackie Dove (Writer and Editor), Andy Kelm (Managing Director, Palmarés Advisors).
About the company: https://www.pastbook.com
Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, as part of RockStart Accelerator, PastBook has been named one of the ‘Hottest startup’s in Europe” by Wired, awarded as “Top 5 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” by TheNextWeb (Tech5) and nominated as “Rising Star” by Deloitte in 2016 and then listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 2019. It has also been featured by Facebook as Success Story.
PastBook is on a mission to help people preserve and relive memories, that are nowadays scattered between social networks and devices, by offering the most frictionless experience to create a beautiful photo products, in one-click.
PastBook’s Intelligent Instant Photo Book platform automatically and intelligently selects the best photos from the designated source and it instantly arranges them into a beautiful photo product, like a photo book, cards, posters, calendars - printed and shipped worldwide thanks to PastBook global printing network.
About the founder
Stefano Cutello – CEO
Former technical leader at eBay Italy and entrepreneur since the age of 18, he came up with the idea of creating PastBook when browsing through a family photo album with his father.
Having realized that he would not be able to recollect his own memories saved all over the Internet so easily, he decided to provide a platform for that.
In order to fully commit to the idea, he quit his job at eBay, relocated to Amsterdam, while having put all of his property in Italy for sale: his car, his motorbike and his house too.
Agile by definition, passionate about everything that has to do with technology, lateral thinker and an innate product developer. His motto: "hard work is the way to success".