Can FotoSwipe Do Right What Bump Did Wrong?
Raleigh-based photo-sharing startup has 'magic' technology its founder thinks just might make it a viral success.
This month, Dufour hopes to get about 2,000 users on app. He’ll fix any problems and have a larger product launch in weeks to come.
That’s where the new funding comes in – Dufour expects to hire a marketer, freelancers and interns to help with social media and public relations. He’ll continue to tweak and upgrade the technology himself.
Its that unique skill set of marketing and technology prowess that attracted Gardner to invest.
“Sylvain is the real deal. The guy is a great mobile app coder, a seasoned business man,” Gardner says. “It is very unusual to have all those skills in one package.”
Both men admit their goal is a lofty one – its rare to find a fast-growing consumer app in the Triangle. But the response from early users has given Dufour some added confidence.
“I can see the faces of people when I demo it – they think it’s magic. They think it works and they think they would use it,” he says. “For the first time in all my businesses, I think this one has a strong ability to become viral.”