Yuri Arcurs invests $1M in Scoopshot

By Andrew Hudson Published: July 16, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

By Andrew Hudson Published: July 16, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

Described in the press release as “the world’s top selling stock photographer, who sells one photo every eight seconds”, Yuri Arcurs has invested $1.2 million in Scoopshot, a microstock platform that supplies on-demand photos from “mobile photographers.”

“Scoopshot is taking on the multi billion-dollar photo industry with a new service for crowdsourcing on-demand photography in minutes [and] … gives all photo buyers the ability to set assignments for its global network of 280,000+ mobile photographers.”
Scoopshot press release, Jul 16, 2013

“For the first time, they can request exactly what they want and receive it within minutes and without spending a fortune. The birth of on-demand photography will be as much of a game changer for the photo industry as iTunes for the Music industry.”
Niko Ruokosuo, CEO, Scoopshot, Jul 16, 2013

“Location-based local tasks can be created for free, with national and global tasks available for a small fee. Photo buyers can pay to send an instant notification to photographers in a specific location alerting them of the task, extend the duration of a task, or brand the task with a logo. All photos submitted are available to buy for just $5 each. Brands that have already used Scoopshot to source photos on-demand include Oxfam, Malibu, Fiat, and Vogel’s.”
Scoopshot, Jul 16, 2013

Sources: Photography Blog, Press release.

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