San Francisco, CA—An imaging company with financial venture backing, EyeQ announced its acquisition of Athentech Imaging Inc. Athentech is a leading photo correction solution company.
The company will maintain all of Athentech’s current business as well as continue to offer its signature Perfectly Clear technology, products and services. Moreover, it will bolster its investment in workflow solutions and new technology. These will include artificial intelligence.
Athentech’s multi-patented solutions are the “secret weapon” millions of photographers, consumers as well as printers service providers around the world use. Its applications automatically correct 11 billion photos each year.
“Athentech was built by a team of leading scientists, physicists and also photographers. They are on a mission to make every photo as brilliant, vibrant and clear as possible; just like our human eye captured, all while maintaining color integrity. Our acquisition is an exciting inflection point that adds more financial muscle and expertise to allow us to upscale this 15-year mission and reach more companies worldwide,” said Brad Malcolm, president and CEO, EyeQ.
Furthermore, the EyeQ team is comprised of color scientists, physicists and engineers. In addition, it is now joined by imaging industry veteran Eran Steinberg as chairman of the board.
EyeQ’s executive team includes Brad Malcolm, as CEO and president. Malcolm is a seasoned Athentech business executive. Jeff Stephens joins Malcolm as EyeQ’s chief technology officer. Stephens has more than 15 years of engineering leadership experience in digital imaging. Moreover, he was previously president of Bibble Labs.
In addition, Ziv Gillat is the company’s chief revenue officer. Gillat is an imaging expert with 15+ years of expertise. Moreover, he was the cofounder of Eyefi.
Rounding out the team is Steinberg, chairman of the board. Steinberg is also an image scientist. In addition, he is the founder and orchestrator of several exits of imaging companies, including FotoNation. Moreover, as an inventor he holds 300 granted patents.
EyeQ Debuts Cloud-based API
To make Photo Perfection available to everyone, a Web API launched as the first in a series of innovations under the EyeQ umbrella. It is available now to offer a more accessible cloud-based entry point to the patented technology available in the company’s latest SDK. As a result, users have access in a matter of minutes, without any integration required.
The solution takes original JPG files and returns a corrected image immediately. Subscribers receive up to 100 free corrections per month. To create a free account, visit athentech.com/forbusiness/web-api.
Formerly Athentech, Inc., EyeQ is a Canadian-based corporation that provides image enhancement solutions to photographers and printers as well as hardware OEMs.
The company’s mission is to create patented solutions that deliver automation, precision, speed and consistent quality in their workflow.