PastBook launches Elite: on-demand, professionally designed photo booksToday PastBook opens the public beta of its app-less Elite service, aka "Uber for Photo Books". PastBook Elite allows anyone to get a beautifully designed photo book with no effort or app required. Users can simply send their photos in the way they prefer (i.e. email, sms, Wetransfer®, Dropbox, Facebook, etc), and a professional designer will create a tailor-made photo book for them. The user receives a preview of the book and if he/she likes it - it gets printed as a high-quality hardcove...
About the company: https://www.pastbook.com
Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, as part of RockStart Accelerator (https://www.rockstart.com), PastBook has been named one of the ‘Hottest startup’s in Amsterdam” by Wired, nominated as “Rising Star” by Deloitte (Fast50) and listed as one of the “Top 5 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” by TheNextWeb (Tech5). It has also been featured by Facebook as Success Story.
PastBook is on a mission to help people preserve and relive memories, that are nowadays scattered between social networks and devices, by offering the most frictionless experience to create a beautiful photo book in seconds.
PastBook’s Intelligent Instant Photo Book platform automatically and intelligently selects the best photos from designated and instantly arranges them into a beautiful photo book, ready to be printed.
About the founder
Stefano Cutello – CEO
Former technical leader and scrum master at eBay Italy and entrepreneur since the age of 18, he came up with the idea of creating PastBook when browsing through a family photo album with his father. Having realized that he would not be able to recollect his own memories saved all over the Internet so easily, he decided to provide a platform for that.
In order to fully commit to the idea, he quit his job at eBay, relocated to Amsterdam, while having put all of his property in Italy for sale: his car, his motorbike and his house too.
Agile by definition, passionate about everything that has to do with technology, lateral thinker and an innate product developer. His motto: "hard work is the way to success".