The folks at Vhoto are finding that users — and investors — seem to like the idea of an app that clips out the best photographic moments from a motion video.
Vhoto today announced that it has seen more than 200,000 downloads for its app that debuted just one month ago. The Seattle startup also just brought on a new investor in Maveron and closed an additional $750,000, pushing total funding to $3.1 million.
Vhoto uses computer vision technology and machine learning techniques to intelligently scan videos you’ve taken and then offer a series of photos for you to pick from. The idea is to allow users to shoot video the entire time and let technology do the rest to find the best shots.
Vhoto is backed by Maveron, Atlas Venture, Polaris Venture Partners, in addition to angel investors Geoff Entress, Matthew Moore, and Andrew Wright. The 13-person company was founded by CEO Noah Heller, a 36-year-old former Microsoft Xbox and Activision vet who started the company two years ago in Boston with former Farecast CEO Hugh Crean and Seattle tech vet Jay Bartot.