The mission of the Belgian startup Utopix is to make booking a professional photographer or videomaker possible anywhere at anytime. Founded in 2017, Utopix has now raised €730k from Be Angels, SambreInvest, and SCALE 1 funds. The startup plans to use the investment to speed up its European growth and further digitise its services.
Utopix allows companies and media agencies to book photographers and videographers on its platform in Belgium and cities across Europe. The startup has attracted a growing number of national and international companies that require a large volume of photo and video equipment to promote their products or services, including clients such as Deliveroo and L’Oréal.
“Utopix offers a real solution for companies or agencies that need to quickly call a professional photographer or video maker to develop their branding,” said Maxime Arcari, CEO of Utopix. “But each project is unique. This is why we want to create a platform that takes into account our customers personal needs so that they can execute their projects without any restrictions in terms of creativity.”
Utopix selects carefully the professionals on its platform. Customers can just send a short briefing to Utopix via its platform, and in less than 24 hours, the startup will suggest a customised offer. Once the offer is accepted, Utopix ensures the delivery of photos or videos within 48 hours of the shooting.
The startup also plans to launch a new digital platform in early 2020 that will create even greater autonomy and flexibility for customers in completing their photo and video projects. Through the platform, clients will be able to select photographers from all over the world, manage briefings, communicate with the photographers and easily adapt their projects.
“Utopix managed to convince several members of Be Angels, mainly because of the quality of the team and their innovative offer, but also thanks to the market traction they managed to prove in only 18 months of activity,” said Claire Munck, CEO of Be Angels.