FlashStock Raises Capital to Help Brands Create Custom Visual Content

FlashStock, a solution connecting brands with its photographer network for customized authentic imagery, announced a round of funding.

The round of this round was not disclosed, but the Toronto-based startup said total capital raised is now $1.5 million.

Fortune 500 brands such as Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, and Mercedes-Benz currently work with FlashStock to help create custom imagery for content marketing needs. Most recently, the company has inked deals with Fairmont Hotels, MasterCard, and Pepsi Co.

This funding comes during a time of momentum for FlashStock, with revenues growing at 31% compounded monthly over the past 12 months.

In addition to investing in this funding round, FlashStock welcomes a new board member, Jonathan Lister, who oversees the North American advertising sales organization for LinkedIn.

“Brands face an ever-increasing pressure to produce a steady stream of original compelling content that’s on brand and within budget,” said Lister. “FlashStock is addressing this painpoint by sourcing authentic imagery that increases brand recognition on social media but eliminates the need to hire costly agencies for quality results.”

FlashStock’s other Board of Directors include: Tom Arrix, former Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions (North America) at Facebook and William Campbell, former Senior Advisor at JPMorgan Chase & Co and Chief Executive Officer of Global at Citibank

“We’re driven by helping brands create high quality, on brand images that will help tell their unique story,” said Grant Munro, CEO of FlashStock. “We’ve seen tremendous growth over the last 12 months creating 10’s of thousands of custom images for Fortune 500 brands.”