One week has passed since our official launch and we are absolutely overwhelmed by your feedback. We have worked very hard to make it to this point and still can’t believe that we are online!
Last week we made it on the Wall Street Journal Blog, leading technology blogs like Gigacom reported about Photocircle and we were chosen as „Start up of the week” by Venture Village. We have also received a lot of positive feedback for our selection of photos in our gallieres.
Following the first press articles we have already received our first orders. 50% of our customers bought photos from our photographers while the other half ordered their own ones. Our first sold photo was this beautiful motive by Stephan Opitz. With his purchase our customer supported our project “Kamalari girls” in Nepal by Plan International.
At this point we would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of our supporters! Especially we would like to thank you, our photographers – Photocircle would not exist without you. That’s why we want to inform you about our next steps and also discuss the process of choosing photos with you.
Before we started Photocircle, we made the decision to limit the amount of photos on our platform. We are aware that by either accepting or rejecting photos we are walking on a very thin line because these decisions are very subjective. The fact that you all try to support our projects by passing on a very high percentage of your revenue makes our decisions even more difficult.
We may make some mistakes in our decisions and we want to let you know that your feedback counts a lot! We are just starting out and therefore we cannot establish criteria for our selection process right now. But we will continue to work on transparency and argumentation concerning our choice of photos in the near future.
We will let you know about our progress here on this blog – so stay tuned!
See you soon and best wishes from Berlin,
Thomas, Francesco, Saskia, Gianna & Kristin