When we launched Chute, we were overwhelmed by the number of developers who were looking to implement their own custom avatars on our service. After researching solutions for this problem, it was clear that a lot of time was being spent solving this problem over and over again. We decided to build Avatars.io to help apps and sites get avatars…
Chute, the Y Combinator backed company that helps apps and sites capture, manage and display media files, today announced it has secured a new round of early stage venture funding. Freestyle Capital (who led), Battery Ventures, USVP and a handful of strategic investors including Salesforce.com, Joe Fernandez and Binh Tran (the CEO and CTO of Klout), and Joshua Reeves (CEO of Zen Payroll) contributed to the round. Chute makes it easy for content producers and app developers to add photo functionality to their apps or sites by simply embedding a few lines of code. Chute’s technology gives developers and online publishers a cloud-based backend for image uploading, processing, moderation, third-party API integrations and user authentication.
Golf fans will be glued to the action as Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England plays host to this year's Open Championship for the first time since 2001. You can check out the live action and all the fan photos here! [slidechute id="1533" hide_from_index="false"]
Our co-founder Gregarious Narain spoke at the International Startup Festival in Montreal this week. His presentation on distributed teams is embedded below. Check it out! Out of Sight, Peace of Mind from getchute Learn more here and read about the Festival. See what you missed in the photo gallery below: [slidechute id="1534" hide_from_index="false"] See more photos