Startup Spotlight #5: Reminis

Back when League of Legends was a new game in Turkey, I remember attending the first national finals, in a…


Back when League of Legends was a new game in Turkey, I remember attending the first national finals, in a small venue in Istanbul. It was a fun event, with maybe 100 people attending (recently they are having their finals in huge stadiums). After the event, I was checking the photos from the venue and found myself among hundreds of photos shared by official account. It was pure luck, yet I loved that photo and used it as my profile picture for years. My story seems unrelated to our subject, but the thing is, the startup that we are about to tell you, lets you find your photos among thousands with AI support.

You can find more detailed info about Reminis in the following sections, with their founders’ own words.

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What is the name of your startup?
Reminis

What is the website address of Reminis?
https://www.reminis.app/

Where is your startup based?
Turkey

What are your targeted verticals for your startup?
Media, Machine Learning, AI

Tell us what your startup does.
Claim your pics from photographers with your face. Reminis allows photographers to sell their photography at events to attendees. This way events can have on-demand photography without organizers pay for the service hourly.

We believe this will change on demand photographer services to on-demand photography service. And disrupt all photography industry once again as stock photo marketplaces have done before.

Tell us about your team.
1 Hacker computer scientist, 1 hipster computer scientist, 2 Hustler all of them have 14 years of startup experience in total. These experiences have been made in startups like Scotty, ICMs, etc.

When and why did you found your startup?
Ozgur Ozkan has expertise in media processing and AI. Every freelancer marathon photographer has maximum allowed friends on Facebook in Istanbul. We found out that people are adding them as a friend to find their own photos by using Facebook’s face recognition feature. People search for their own photos.

Utku Boratac lost his memories in India with a tiger pose. Everything is searchable and sellable on the internet except for our own photos because we can’t find them. Reminis makes everyone’s memories searchable that is why he is working for Reminis.

They started Reminis in June 2017 to deliver more memories to their owners in great detail and beauty.

What are your key and unique features?
Only face scan to find your photo. (globally unique)

Photo – Person matching allows exponential growth rate for transaction instead of linear event photos – person matching. (globally unique)

Photographers just dump photos without any extra information and start earning money. (globally unique)

What is your growth like?
It was 7% per week for photo transactions, recently 10% per week for photo sales revenue.

Tell us about the numbers that matter to you.
15.000 people searched for their photos 40.000 times and get 75.000 photos, at each search 1 million results get filtered in 15 seconds which only happens with Reminis.

What are your plans for next year and the next 5 years?
Reminis is planning to reach 500 USA photographers and 20 Million deliveries in a year.

In the next 5 years, Reminis is expected to acquire 5% of all US photographers that shoot every event in the states which will disrupt event photography service by serving the photos for free to event organizers.

Did you receive any investments?
Startershub invested in Reminis. Reminis is also alumni of Turk Telekom Pilot Program and TUBITAK 1512 program. At Itu Cekirdek BIG BANG event Reminis acquired 140.000$ worth Oculus and cash support.

Tell us 3 startups that excite you, and why?
Scotty (Proves that disruption may come anytime in any type.)
Firefly (Being an ad startup is hard.)
Basilica.ai ( Word2Vec for anything. What we discovered in AI [face recognition] is changing photography industry. What they discovered in AI will change many industries.)



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"Startup Spotlight #5: Reminis" written by Gökhan Menge on 12 April 2019