PastBook Secures $250K as Second Round of Seed-FundingPastBook secures $250K of funding from a group of investors. The investment comes as the second portion of seed funding for the company that aims at becoming the museum of online memories for everyone on the Internet. PastBook's goal is to let its users rediscover important moments of their lives spread on various social networks and keep them in one place either online, or offline, as a PDF file, or a printed book: all with the same experience the users will be able to easily curate.
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".