Ever wished you could send the picture you just took on your shiny digital camera straight to email or Flickr? Eye-Fi created a WiFi enabled memory cardthat wirelessly transfers your photos & videos from the camera to Flickr, YouTube or your computer. Want more? The card automtically adds geotagging to your images and videos and lets you connect to hotspots of your choice.
The product works for over 700 camera models (through partnerships with Nikon, Lexar) as well as partnerships with more than 20 image sharing sites. Since first launching the wifi memory cards in 2007, users uploaded more than 3 million images to these partner sites, according to Jef Holove, Eye-Fi’s CEO. The EyeFi Share versionwent down in price and now retails for $59.99 for 2GB of data. If you wanted to support video uploads, Eye-Fi Explore is now available for $99.99.
EyeFi was founded in 2005 and has raised $17.5 million in two rounds of funding to date. Investors include Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures as well as Translink Capital and LMS Capital who led the second round. Among others, Eye-Fi was foundedby Ziv Gillat and Yuval Koren, the company’s president and head of product respectively.
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