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What we do

People take pictures to tell stories – not to create an unmanageable clutter of digital photos.

Ironically, our computers, point-n-shoot cameras, camera phones and tablets are full of digital photos from vacations, birthdays, parties, skiing trips, kids soccer games... you get the drift. More has become less - We’re trapped in a world of digital photo clutter.

The PhotoGurus solve this problem – forever.

The PhotoGurus app and web service allow you to upload ALL
your digital photos from an event. You don’t have to sort,
choose or organize your photos. Just upload them all!

Our storytellers and design experts (gurus) will choose the best pictures based on-who the key personalities in the story are, emotion in the photos, scenic beauty, context etc. We then handcraft each page of your photo story and create something enjoyable and organized for you to cherish forever. No more digital clutter.

Who we are

Before we started the PhotoGurus service, we built the world’s largest online digital conversion service for preserving your old paper photos, negatives and video tapes – ScanCafe.com. We understand consumer photography and have safely preserved over a 100 Million memories.

We’ve created over 300,000 photo stories for users across the Americas and Europe.

Our team is headquartered in Foster City, California, and is venture-backed by Sigma Partners in San Francisco, CA and Prof. Len Lodish of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Naren Dubey, Ph.D.

Naren has lived two lives in his career – First, he was in the world of high-tech microchip manufacturing and solar energy where he built the first fab in thin-film photo voltaics. Prior to that, he invented a biomaterial for nerve repair during his doctoral work. In his second life (and his real love) he immersed himself in the world of digital photos and videos. Naren co-founded and built ScanCafe.com, the world’s largest online hub to convert old photos and videos into digital format. Father of two, he is a serious-hobbyist photographer who loves taking pictures of his family on vacations. The problem of "too many digital photos" inspired him to build the PhotoGurus platform as a solution.

Naren holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, UPenn, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Naren is an outdoorsman who loves hiking and surfing and when fully unplugged, loves painting with oil on canvas.

Laurent Martin

A start-up addict and serial entrepreneur who is onto his next big thing – PhotoGurus. A software architect by training, Laurent has been in high-tech strategy and technology leadership positions throughout his career. He founded CD World to develop the first kiosk-based electronic music distribution infrastructure, authored the first pan-European digital rights management application, and was a key contributor to IBM's Tiger Shark supercomputer streaming platform. He co-founded ScanCafe.com and built the entire software and storage infrastructure from the ground-up.

Laurent has a Masters in Software Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Father of two, he speaks four languages and would like to live out his days windsurfing or heliboarding. Also, he is the one around the office to settle all arguments about f-stops.