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Founded2013; 8 years ago (2013)
  • Victor Shaburov
  • Yurii Monastyrshin
United States
Number of employees
45 (2016)
ParentSnap Inc. (2015–present)

Looksery is an American software startup founded in 2013 by Victor Shaburov and Yurii Monastyrshin in Odessa, Ukraine. The company was acquired by Snap Inc. for $150 million.[1] The company developed Looksery mobile application to produce and share facial modification of photos in real time on smartphones.[2]

The company has offices in Ukraine and the United States.[3]

Reception[change | change source]

Looksery got a lot of media attention. Vogue selected Looksery as one of the ten Best Apps of 2014.[4]

TechCrunch named Looksery as "a clever application that lets you change your facial features".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Snapchat's $150 million acquisition of Looksery stands as Ukrainian record - Dec. 04, 2015". KyivPost. 2015-12-04. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  2. Steiner, Cosmin; Influencer™, ContributorCulture (2014-10-31). "This Year Halloween Has Its Own Selfie App". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  3. Shankland, Stephen. "Startup Looksery aims to beautify your selfie videos". CNET. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  4. O'Callaghan, Jonathan (2014-06-09). "App uses facial tracking to transform your appearance". Mail Online. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  5. "Looksery Launches On Kickstarter With An App That Makes You Look Better (Or Just Funnier) On Video Chat". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-03-11.