Batch is latest casualty in the online photo sharing arena. The company, which was backed by the likes of Ignition Partners and Sequoia, told customers today that it is shutting down service with photos available for download through November 8th.

“Just over a year ago we launched Batch, and the time has come for us to shut down the service,” the company writes in a message on its Web site.

TechCrunch notes that the team behind Batch was hired by Airbnb earlier this year, part of the ongoing “acqui-hire” trend.

DailyBooth, the creator of Batch, started at Y Combinator in 2009. It raised $6 million from Bellevue-based Ignition Partners and others last year. Other investors included Sequoia Capital, Betaworks, True Ventures, SV Angel and other prominent angels.

The Batch closure follows the closure of photo editing service Picnik — previously owned by Google — earlier this year.

(Editor’s Note: GeekWire chairman Jonathan Sposato is the former CEO of Picnik)

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/chrisamccoy Chris McCoy

    Photos in absence of a network are just photos. Magic is underneath the railroads, not the railroads themselves.

    • http://twitter.com/cmross Christopher Ross

      I agree @chrisamccoy:disqus – sad to see Batch go, but I understand why. We’re building our foto sharing platform with “ad-hoc”, event-centric social networks in mind, e.g., Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733572898 Matthew Matsudaira

    I agree with @chrisamccoy:disqus too and really like the analogy.

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