Chatbooks recently gained recognition for its groundbreaking video ad, "Stop Wasting Hours Making Photo Books," which quickly went viral and has been viewed over 50 million times in three months. By focusing on the unique needs of mobile-first parents, Chatbooks has proven that people still want to hold on to their photos and videos in physical form—they just want the experience to be automated, easy, and affordable.
The company has credited their Utah location as a significant contributor to their success, and this latest funding round is no exception. "There's an incredible venture capital and startup ecosystem in Utah that just keeps getting stronger," said Chatbooks CEO Nate Quigley. "We've raised angel, seed, Series A, and Series B capital right here in state. You don't have to compromise between working with experienced and sophisticated investors and having a partner right down the road."
"We are delighted to partner with Nate and Vanessa and the talented management team at Chatbooks," said Andrew Dent, partner at Aries Capital Partners. "Photos are some of our most valuable treasures, but in the digital age many photos are buried on electronic devices and rarely viewed. Chatbooks helps customers to literally hold onto and enjoy these valuable treasures in an easy, affordable, and organized way."
"We're on a mission to make creating photo books as easy as taking a picture," said Chatbooks co-founder Vanessa Quigley. "My husband and I have seven children, a lot of memories, and even more pictures. But we had no photo albums of our younger kids—we had photos on our phones and social media, but nothing to really hold on to. Like most parents, I didn't have time for another project, so we knew we had to make Chatbooks completely automatic. Now, every time you add 60 photos to a connected source, Chatbooks automatically turns those photos into a printed book."
Chatbooks start at just $8 for a 60-page photo book. To learn more, visit www.chatbooks.com.