465: The Successful Tech Startup Story Behind PicsArt Photo Studio
PicsArt is the leading image editing app and creative social network. PicsArt makes it easy to step up your photo editing game, remix pictures with friends, make stickers and share your creations with the world. It’s the one free app that lets you be truly creative with its 3,000+ editing features, special effects, and over 10 million #FreeToEdit images. PicsArt has over 3 million #FreeToEdit community stickers, making it one of the largest open-source repositories of content in the world. With more than 450 million installs and 100 million monthly active users, PicsArt spans the globe and is available in 30 languages.
The world’s largest editing app has also created a new kind of creative community and has evolved beyond its impressive product features to create a new kind of social collaboration. But, I wanted to learn more about how the PicsArt Photo Studio went from a small tech startup in Armenia and grew to be a global company, so I invited the CEO, Hovhannes Avoyan onto the show.
Hovhannes is a Serial entrepreneur and investor who has build several successful startups. Intensive experience in building enterprise software, SaaS web and consumer mobile products. Brought 3 startups to exits. Current interest is in consumer mobile apps. But, his company is also running a training program and building a new sort of data science machine learning school in Armenia, a country that is already strong in the sciences.
We also discuss how the secret to maintaining an engaged audience, through the growing pains, to this scale and developing technology that inspires creativity. The podcast is essential listening to anyone interested in learning how to grow a mobile-first and free platform to over 100M users.
- Connect with Hovhannes Avoyon on LinkedIn
- Download the PicsArt Photo Studio App On IOS or Andriod
- Follow PicsArt on Twitter or Like on Facebook