Starting with photos, Wemark is building a blockchain-based marketplace for digital content. The $4B stock photography market is currently controlled by Shutterstock and Getty Images which take up to 85% of what creators earn.
With Wemark, creators license their content directly to customers over the blockchain. They keep much more of their revenue and rights to their content, while customers get access to better photos at better prices.
Wemark has a working alpha with thousands of photographers who signed up and submitted over 1,000,000 photos.
Wemark is backed by great VC’s from Silicon Valley, New York and Israel, with over $1M in equity funding.
Hi there, we are Wemark!
Wemark is a growing community of leading independent photographers licensing their photos directly to customers, with no agency involved.
We’re a group of creators, marketers, designers and engineers, with a huge passion of transforming the way creators distribute their content and how they get paid for it.
platform uses blockchain technology to allow real peer-to-peer transactions between creators and users - ensuring security, authenticity and most of all, transparency.
Wemark is backed by leading global investors, and its advisory board includes some of the top names in stock photography, blockchain technology and online marketplaces.
|“||May, 2017: NFX GUILD ACCELERATOR PROGRAM. Wemark takes part in the S17 class of NFX. 3 months accelerator program in Palo Alto that focuses on marketplaces and network effects. Watch our Demo Day pitch here.
September, 2017: PHOTOGRAPHERS EARLY-ACCESS REGISTRATION. The registration for photographers to get early-access as contributors in the Wemark marketplace has begun, resulting with more than 1,500 professional photographers from all around the world signing up in the first weeks of the registration.
January, 2018: LAUNCHING “PORTFOLIOS. The very first live product by Wemark goes live – photographers are now able to create their profiles, upload their photos and submit them to the blockchain. This is the exciting first step towards our full blockchain-based marketplace.
February, 2018: WHITEPAPER RELEASE. The full whitepaper and more relevant information about the crowdsale will be published on our website and sent to our growing list of subscribers.
Q1, 2018: ALPHA VERSION. Alpha version of the marketplace will be deployed to the Ethereum, allowing our early adopters to discover and buy photos using WMK.
Q2, 2018: BETA VERSION. A beta version of the fully functional marketplace will be released, including a large-scale marketing campaign for new customers.
The Future: As a team who has developed marketplaces and platforms in the past, we know it's a tough challenge. Wemark will continue investing its funds on R&D, marketing and business development to prosper the marketplace and the entire ecosystem. Our goal is to create a worldwide mash to enable the distributed exchange of all types of digital content, removing greedy intermediaries and creating a transparent, efficient and low-cost way to transact directly.
|Lars Perkins||Former CEO & Founder @Picasa, Director @Google||https://www.linkedin.com/in/larsperk/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Keren Sachs||Former Director of Content Development @Shutterstock||https://www.linkedin.com/in/keren/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Lee Torrens||Marketplace Director @ Canva||https://www.linkedin.com/in/leetorrens/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Michael C. Lesser||Former General Counsel / VP @ Shutterstock||https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelclesser/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Miguel Forbes||Co-Founder @Forbes.com||https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelforbes/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Gilon Miller||Co-Founder & CEO @ GuruShots||https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilonmiller/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|James Currier||Serial entrepreneur & investor, world expert in network effects and growth||https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamescurrier/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Gigi Levy||One of Israel's most nominated angel investors. Former CEO @ 888 -||https://www.linkedin.com/in/gigilevy/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Yan Pritzker||Former CTO at Reverb||https://www.linkedin.com/in/pritzker/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Ram Avissar||Strategy advisor for blockchain based ventures||https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-avissar-adv-cpa-20482b84/||Advisors & Investors||14.1|
|James Waugh||Tokenomics & TGE advisor, Founder @Blueblock||https://www.linkedin.com/in/blueblock/||Advisors & Investors||9.7|
|Amir Feder||Token Economy Advisor, Northwestern University||https://www.linkedin.com/in/amir-feder-b65b7035/||Advisors & Investors||7.6|
|Philippe Bouaziz||Founder @ Prodware, Chairman @Sarona Ventures||https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippe-bouaziz-ab69961/||Advisors & Investors||8.3|
|Ran Oz||Serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Wochit, 2 exits, 2 IPO’s||https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranoz/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Dr. Raphael Yahalom||Blockchain & сyber-security researcher @MIT||https://www.linkedin.com/in/raphael-yahalom-5527b2/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Lior Prosor||Managing partner @ Elevator Fund, Investor in fast-growing Israeli startups||https://www.linkedin.com/in/lior-prosor-39b51b18/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Ari Shpanya||4x Founder @Wiser, Zent, Slice, imOnline||https://www.linkedin.com/in/ari-shpanya/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Dr. Dov Greenbaum||Blockchain regulation and ethics researcher @IDC, Yale||https://www.linkedin.com/in/dov-greenbaum-27b0407/||Advisors & Investors||4.6|
|Tai Kaish||CEO & Co-founder||https://www.linkedin.com/in/taikaish/||Wemark||4.6|
|Pavel Elkind||CTO & Co-founder||https://www.linkedin.com/in/devenv/||Wemark||4.6|
|Roy Meirom||VP Business Development & Co-founder||https://www.linkedin.com/in/roymeirom/||Wemark||4.6|
|Tomer Gabbai||Frontend Lead||https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomericco/||Wemark||4.6|
|Barak Simon||Backend Lead||https://www.linkedin.com/in/barak-simon-150933107/||Wemark||4.6|
|Ohad Peled||UX/UI Lead||https://www.linkedin.com/in/ohad-peled-a4726519/||Wemark||4.6|
|Shenhav Yehuda||Marketing Director||https://www.linkedin.com/in/shenhav-yehuda/||Wemark||4.6|
|Adam Wolski||Full Stack Developer||https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-wolski/||Wemark||4.6|
|Chen Feldman||Full-Stack Developer||https://www.linkedin.com/in/chen-feldman-2404682a/||Wemark||4.6|
|Catherine Xu||Marketing Intern||https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-xu-a38526a4/||Wemark||4.6|
|Or Twig||Crypto Marketing Specialist||https://www.linkedin.com/in/or-twig-63647980/||Wemark||4.6|