This Toronto Photo Sharing Site Gets 30 Million Page Views Per Month—And It's Not 500px

Posted by Rob Lewis

Toronto's Piccsy officially launched today. Many readers will be familiar with Piccsy as their "beta" version has been sitting in the number five spot on our Toronto Startup Index for months. Piccsy is hitting the ground running (thanks to being in beta since July 2010) with 3.5 million visitors accounting for 30 million page views per month and an average time on site over six minutes.

Piccsy has largely been under-the-radar but mostly because they have been below the equator. Piccsy was the first Canadian company to take advantage of Startup Chile and spent six months in Santiago as part of the pilot program.

According to founder Daniel Eckler, Piccsy's users are more male-skewed and creative than the average Pinterest user and more focused on image discovery (cleaner design, bigger images, etc.) than social. That being said, he also claims that they are one of the top 20 sources of images on Pinterest.

In addtion to founding Piccsy, Eckler was the founder of EveryGuyed.com, which sold in late 2011, and is the co-founder of Vizualize.me. Eckler has assembled a photo-friendly advisory board which includes Matthew Rothenberg (ex-head of product at Flickr) and Bruce Livingstone (ex-SVP at Getty Images, founder of iStockPhoto).

Company:
500px Inc.
Website:
http://www.500px.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. The first version of 500px came to light in the early days of digital photography. At that time, everything was slightly different — the Internet was slower, 3.2 megapixel cameras were the latest buzz, digital photographers were just getting acquainted with their tools, and 500 pixels... more

Company:
Piccsy
Website:
http://www.piccsy.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Piccsy seeks to revolutionize the way people discover, catalog, and share images online. We are a platform/network that enables individuals to explore their aesethic interests and form communities focused on the related image-based content. Users of Piccsy ... discover images through 'streams' that filter images based on custom paramaters set by our community ... catalog these images into galleries ... and in... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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