• Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital, Makers Of Mobile Photo Print Shop App “MoPho”

    Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital, Makers Of Mobile Photo Print Shop App “MoPho”

    Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, has today acquired Penguin Digital, a company whose flagship product is an iPhone application called Mobile Photo Factory, or just “MoPho” for short. The app allows users to print out physical copies of photos saved in their iPhone’s camera roll and on other social networks like Facebook and Instagram… Read More

  • Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-year career as a venture capitalist, returning more than $1 billion of investor gains through successes like Yammer, Millennial Media, Shutterfly and Twitter. My partners want to keep that going. Read More

  • Shutterfly Acquires Online Stationery Company Tiny Prints For $333M In Cash And Stock

    Shutterfly Acquires Online Stationery Company Tiny Prints For $333M In Cash And Stock

    Shutterfly has acquired Tiny Prints, a company that online publishing company that sells cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. The deal includes $141 million in cash, and approximately 3.9 million shares of Shutterfly common stock. In addition, Shutterfly will reserve approximately 1.4 million shares (valued currently at $60 million) of common stock as consideration for… Read More

  • Radar Locates The Deadpool On May 26

    Not that it should be a big surprise to anyone, but Radar, the social photo sharing site is entering the deadpool. An email sent out to users over the weekend confirms that May 26 at noon Pacific Time will be the end. As I said, this shouldn’t surprise anyone considering that Shutterly bought Radar parent Tiny Pictures back in September of last year. Shutterfly is much, much larger… Read More

  • Shutterfly's Wink Gives You Photobooth Pictures Without The Booth

    Just a few months after Shutterfly bought Tiny Pictures, they’re already busy pumping out new products. The first is Wink, an iPhone app and web app that allows you to easily turn your pictures into photobooth-esque strips of pictures. They key to this app is that beyond your regular camera phone pictures, it gives you easy access to both your Facebook pictures (via Facebook Connect)… Read More

  • Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    After raising a total of $11.2 million since its founding in 2005, Tiny Pictures sold to Shutterfly on Friday for $1.3 million in cash and another $1.3 million in restricted stock to employees, which has some performance triggers. If you back out the earnout, investors only got back about a tenth of what they put in. Those investors include Mohr Davidow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and angel… Read More

  • Shutterfly Finally Adds Video Sharing

    Shutterfly, an online photo sharing and printing site, is adding video capability to its photo sharing sites. Shutterfly is using video hosting site Motionbox to power its video sharing service. So when you upload a video to your Shutterfly Share site, it will also be stored in your Motionbox account. If you upload to Motionbox directly, you will be given the option to post your video to… Read More

  • Picnik Is Emerging As One Of The Fastest-Growing Photo Sites On The Web

    When I was looking at traffic numbers for the top photo sites this weekend, another stat caught my eye. Online photo editing site Picnik is also quickly climbing the ranks of photo sites from seemingly nowhere. In January, according to comScore, the site attracted 6.6 million unique visitors worldwide, a tenfold increase from the year before. On comScore’s list of the largest photo… Read More

  • Shutterfly and Target Announce Partnership

    Personally, I use Flickr for my photos and don’t even both with hard-copy anymore. But for those of us who still have a heart and use Shutterfly, you can now pick up your digital prints from your local Target. Today, Target and Shutterfly announced a partnership where you can order prints online for the rate of about 19 cents a photo. Pickup is said to only take about an hour, meaning… Read More

  • Shutterfly takes photo printing to the bank in IPO

    Online photo sharing and printing service Shutterfly raised $87 million in an IPO today, closing up 3.7% at $15.55 per share. VentureBeat points out that the price climbed as high as $16.73 at one point in the day. Born in 1999, Shutterfly is a survivor of the last bubble and crash. Now it’s an interesting case for considering other possible valuations. It also gives us a chance to look… Read More