Creating timelapse videos has always been a challenge for professional photographers, both in technical and financial terms. Grenoble-based startup Enlaps has developed a major innovation in the world of digital imaging with its special Tikee brand cameras. By offering a totally integrated solution including a camera and an app that allows video editing and social media sharing, the solution has made timelapse technology easier to use and more accessible, while reducing the production cost by a factor of 10.
Founded in 2015 and recognized in 2016 with an Innovation Award at CES in Las Vegas, Enlaps has now raised a round of €3 million from business angels including Fabien Pierlot, founder and CEO of Coyote, Jiong Ma, Senior Partner at Braemar, Charles Matine, ex-Apple and from banking institutions such as BPI, BNP Paribas and Caisse d’Epargne.
Enlaps will use the funding to further develop its product and to provide its solutions to a broader range of customers, from professional users to individuals with a passion for photography. Its Tikee solution, based on a compact device equipped with two 4K cameras and a fully-autonomous power supply, takes timelapse videos and is mainly used for site monitoring, event, and tourism purposes. It has already been adopted by a number of building and public works groups in France as well as with local authorities and events organisers. Since 2018, nearly 2,000 units have been sold in more than 52 countries around the world.
“We are very pleased with the confidence that our business angels and financial partners have placed in us,” said Antoine Auberton, Enlaps CEO and founder. “It will allow us to speed up our international growth and invest in R&D so that we can make artificial intelligence technologies a central part of our solutions and exploit to the maximum the potential of content created using timelapse videos.”
Today, Enlaps is renewing its offering with two new products that will allow more people to create and share timelapse videos while satisfying the requirements of professional photographers. Enlaps is launching the Tikee PRO 2, which capitalises on the success of the previous Tikee PRO model with improved features and the Tikee PRO 2+, a high end 6K model with twice as much autonomy, equipped with a embedded GPS and which can take a micro-SD card with storage of up to 512 GB.
“I am certain that with this new range and these new features, not only professional photographers and businesses but also individuals with a passion for photography will be able to use the solution best suited to their needs to create more innovative and exciting digital content at a very attractive price,” said Benoit Farinotte, Enlaps CTO and founder.
As of today, Tikee PRO 2 will be available from the online store at a price of €900 excluding VAT, while the Tikee PRO 2+ will be available for pre-order at a price of €1,300 excluding VAT. About Enlaps Enlaps was founded in 2015 by Antoine Auberton and Benoît Farinotte. It designs and markets Tikee (Time Keeper) timelapse solutions for professionals photographers and businesses that want to produce and share innovative digital content.