The strategic partnership agreed with Picsolve not only focuses on the panoramic selfie technology, but also on the development of other content capture innovations.
After two years of existence, the Belgian startup announced today the signature of an exclusive strategic agreement with Picsolve. With 500 facilities around the world, Picsolve is the leading digital content capture partner for world-class visitor destinations.
For Picsolve, this agreement includes a worldwide exclusivity on the panoramic selfie technology developed by the startup financed by Leansquare (Meusinvest). Successfully launched in summer 2016 on the Grand-Place in Brussels and in the Atomium, panoramic selfie allows tourists to trigger a photo device from a high viewpoint. They then receive their panoramic selfie through email: a short video which starts with a close framing, then zooms out spectacularly, to reveal the location’s panorama in its entirety.
Since then, Panora.me has installed the solution at several events, like the Earth Hour Challenge in Dubai, the Commonwealth Games in Australia, or even the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. Last week, the Panora.me teams were ready to get down to the job during National Day and on Tomorrowland. They are actively preparing the next Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, which will take place at the end of the month in Spa-Francorchamps. A few months ago, Panora.me also installed their device permanently in Studio City Macau, on behalf of Picsolve already.
Picsolve is backed by Eight Roads, the propriety investment arm of Fidelity International Limited (FIL). Apparently, the British group appreciated the work quality provided by the Belgian startup, as the partnership also foresees R&D collaboration on new products to come.
Raphaël de Borman, CEO of Panora.me: “We are very proud of the progress made by our company from its beginnings almost two years ago. But, to develop on a global marketplace where growth is clearly located in the US, in Asia and in the Emirates, it was essential for Panora.me to be involved with a major actor like Picsolve. Thanks to them, we now have access to the best tourist and recreational sites around the globe, while benefiting from their 25-year experience in the industry. Being appointed to work on new products is also very exciting for us. It’s a huge challenge we are eager to embrace.”