What is the application – not yet disclosed.
The founders of the Prisma photo app, Alexey Moiseenkov and Aram Hayrapetyan, have shared with Business Insider and TechCrunch that they have started working on their new startup, the social service Capture. The purpose of the service has not yet been disclosed publicly, but its creators have already received an investment of one million dollars.
According to the founders of Capture Technologies , they received money from a group of investors led by the General Catalist American fund. The company is best known for investing in the early stages of creating projects: for example, it invested in Airbnb, KAYAK and Snapchat. The Russian Mail.Ru Group also participated in the round, representatives of the holding confirmed to .
The creators of Capture told about plans to launch a beta version in September-October, the application itself – at the end of the year. At the same time, it is not precisely known what exactly is a project or a social application.
According to the founders of the startup, they intend to bring “a completely new and unique experience” of user interaction using artificial intelligence. They also plan to pay particular attention to mobile applications and instant results like in Prisma. Some Capture functions (about which nothing is known as yet) may change during the development process, the authors noted.
Moiseenkov and his partners left Prisma in early June, refusing to comment on the reasons for leaving and the future of the project. According to the creators of the photo application, they left it “in good condition.”
The photo application Prisma, which transferred the styles of famous artists to photos of users with the help of neural networks, was launched in 2016. Mail.Ru Group was also one of the investors.