Shuttersong raises seed funding for app that embeds music into photos

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Nov 12, 2013 06:18 AM EST

Tech startup Shuttersong secured a total of USD1.675 million in seed funding to develop its app that embeds music into photos. Angel investors contributed to this funding round, according to a report published by VentureBeat.

Shuttersong is a tech startup based in Boston. It was founded by it current CEO, William Agush. The company would use the funding to develop the Android version of its app. The firm would also start forming partnerships for its social advertising campaigns, said the report.

Agush said he gained inspiration for his app when he found an old talking photo frame in his office. Upon pressing the play button, he heard his son's voice from almost two decades ago. Like the talking photo frame, Shuttersong provides an easy way to combine music and sound and evoke emotion at the same time, the report explained.

With Shuttersong, users could take photos using the app and combine it with music. Users could either record sounds through their phone or choose among the sound files from their music library. The music-embedded JPEG image could be shared by users online via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, and Tumblr, VentureBeat reported.

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