Lightning Pitch: NowArchive – Visual discovery platform plus marketplace
A visual discovery platform plus marketplace—making interesting videos and photos from everyone instantly available to viewers and news buyers.
NowArchive is a discovery platform and marketplace—we give every smartphone owner a place where they can easily and quickly upload interesting or newsworthy of-the-moment imagery so that it is amplified to a larger audience and immediately licensed by interested reporters.
We provide members a better choice than social networks, and we help reporters again be the first to report not just big breaking news, but more importantly the small, daily local events and news that everyone cares most about. Members share their video or photo to their social networks through our apps, protected by our watermark. And whenever a video or photo is licensed, the member earns half of all license fees—or they can donate them to a charity. We are easier, more visual and more local than Twitter, and get members paid like pros.
Christopher Borders, CEO and co-founder—IP and litigation lawyer; stock image company co-owner; former in-house General Counsel.
Gordon Haight, VP sales and co-founder—Publisher; media entrepreneur; former reporter.
Lomesh Shah, VP development and co-founder—Founder NonProfitEasy.com; Co-owner IQR Technologies; Sales professional and serial entrepreneur.
HEADQUARTERS: Petaluma, California
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014