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Pics.io an Online Photo Editor Startup Has Been
Awarded a $30,000 Grant from Global Technology
TopTechPhoto, a company behind advanced online photo editor Pics.io, has won the
Global Technology Foundation grant for Ukrainian technology startups.
Kyiv, Ukraine - September 9th, 2013 - A Ukrainian startup Pics.io has won first place
among 180 technology startups in the bid for a $30,000 Global Technology Foundation
grant. Pics.io is a next generation online photo editor http://pics.io/.
Global Technology Foundation
(GTF) is Ukraine's first foundation to
offer grants to IT startups. Grants are
given to technology startups at both
the seed and pre-seed stage of
development. GTF was created by
well known venture funds Runa
Capital, Almaz Capital and TA
Venture, as well as Kyiv based
BionicHill. GTF chose 3 finalists
among 180 Ukrainian startups for a
When asked about the 180 applicants GTF President Aleksey Anikin replied, "Although
the level of all finalists was fairly high, the overall startup market performance of
Ukraine isn't that impressive - most of the 180 applicants were declined and sent for
Pics.io is a product of TopTechPhoto, http://toptechphoto.com/. When asked why Pics.io
won such a tough competition for the GTF grant, TopTechPhoto's CEO John Shpika
answered, "I think we were chosen because we have a solid team background and unique
in-house technology. There weren't many applicants with unique technological assets.
Pics.io has the technological assets to make us succeed."
TopTechPhoto plans to use the grant money to further develop the Pics.io online photo
editor technology. They plan on delivering a Beta version of Pics.io by December of
Pics.io is an advanced, cloud based online photo editor located at http://pics.io/. It is the
next generation of online photo editors. Users are able to work with heavy image formats
such as RAW and DNG directly in their browsers. Users will be able to make image edits
instantly, even as the large image files are being uploaded. Pics.io is a zero-footprint tool
that enables easy collaboration and sharing across the web. It will make cataloging and
editing images easier.
The mission of TopTechPhoto is to solve the technical hassles photographers face and to
eventually "Support your passion." Pics.io is currently in private alpha testing and is only
available to people that signed up prior to September 1st, 2013. TopTechPhoto intends to
offer a Beta version of Pics.io by December, 2013. If you would like to learn more about
this next-gen online photo editor please visit http://blog.pics.io/.