About Picsearch

Picsearch is a search and video service provider for leading B2C and B2B sites globally. Over the years, Picsearch has become a respected service provider and we’ve gained the trust of many of the most high profile web properties worldwide to power their search or video functionality. Our partners are headquartered in more than 40 countries and many of our services can be reached through our partners’ offerings from all over the world.

Picsearch’s original service offering, image search, is the most popular Picsearch service with syndication partners all over the world. Picsearch also operates its own search website www.picsearch.com and local derivatives where new functionality is prototyped and showcased to end users. For 10 years, users have enjoyed a family friendly and highly relevant search service on both our syndication partners’ websites and on www.picsearch.com.

Picsearch video solutions are built on a versatile, multi-purpose modular video platform which is used by a variety of industry segments including dating, newspapers and magazines, radio channels, retail, internal company communications, newswires and real estate. Video is Picsearch’s fastest growing business unit and is now marketed under the product name Screen9.

Picsearch is a privately held company, incorporated and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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History

2000 & 2001

The company is founded by Nils Andersson and Robert Risberg with the business idea to provide an image search service with unrivalled relevancy and family friendliness. Seed funding is provided by Centrecourt AB and Picsearch AB is incorporated. The original Picsearch logotype is born, build around a helm to symbolize safe and accurate navigation and www.picsearch.com (beta) is unveiled in the summer of 2001. Picsearch applies for patents to protects its technology and "Picsearch" is registered as a brand name.

2002 & 2003

Picsearch’s image search services is syndicated to leading portals and search engines of the time including Lycos Europe and Ask Jeeves. Picsearch turn cash-flow positive.

2004 & 2005

Rapid global expansion following a number of syndication arrangements with amongst others Lycos, Schibsted and Microsoft for both msn.com and subsequently live.com. Picsearch grows through recruitment of more talented individuals, headcount doubles and Picsearch moves into new offices.

2006 & 2007

New search services are released and the syndication networks expands with partners like Seznam, Web.de and Eniro. A video platform product line is launched and well received with new customers such as ImmobilienScout and PriceRunner. Picsearch’s first patents are approved.

2008 & 2009

Syndication to Russian search giant Yandex commences. The video product line gains traction with a number of new customers including Sweden’s leading newspaper DagensNyheter, Alma Media, Allers Förlag, TUI Nordic and Mlada Fronta. Picsearch appoints a new board of directors and updates it’s logotype to better match the company’s focus on both video services and image search. The tag line "Small enough to listen, big enough to deliver" is born from customer feedback.

2010 & 2011

Picsearch introduces a partner program. The video platform is used for user generated application for leading TV shows, distribution of video press releases, real estate marketing, e-commerce and as a internal communication channel. SverigesRadio becomes a customer along with MktMedia who represent 48 newspapers. The image service is syndicated as a white label search service to large international destination sites. Picsearch’s video product line is rebranded "Screen9" to improve market communication and highlight the two product lines’ uniqueness.

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