With $8.8 million in funding now in the bank, photo-sharing app 500px is looking further expanding their market penetration they have announced the addition of Patrick Lor, Co-founder of iStockphoto (acquired by Getty Images in 2004) and CEO/co-founder of Dissolve to the company’s board of directors.
Effective immediately, Evgeny Tchebotarev will take on the role as Chief Product Officer, responsible for bringing the 500px vision to life with products that feature a pixel-perfect user experience that is second to none. He will supervise the product teams as they innovate and improve current offerings and create new products that add value for photographers.
Silicon Valley and Toronto entrepreneur, consultant and investment banker Andy Yang joins 500px as Chief Operating Officer. Previously at Netflix, Chegg, Goldman Sachs, Accenture and most recently as Managing Director of Extreme Startups, Andy brings a depth of strategic and business management expertise to 500px. He’ll be overseeing company’s operations, financial direction, and growth and strengthening organizational policies and processes.
Renat Gataullin, one of the early partners of 500px, rejoins the company as Chief Technology Officer. Renat has extensive experience in mobile product development from his years at Samsung and Blackberry, as well a wealth of early stage startup expertise. A serial entrepreneur, he recently graduated from the prestigious Y Combinator Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. As CTO, Renat will be responsible for mapping the platform’s development and ensuring its ability to quickly scale as 500px continues its rapid expansion.