Saturday January 21, 2017

NY Tech Meetup’s Westheimer Sets New Startup

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Nate Westheimer, executive director of the New York Tech Meetup, now has a new venture called PictureLife. The new startup, co-founded with Charles Forman of Omgpop and Jacob DeHart, of Threadless, is an online photo-storage and synching service. The company has raised $600,000.

Westheimer has been the face of the New York Tech Meetup for the past four years. The Meetup is central to Silicon Alley industry and has about 21,000 members. It launched Fourquare and Tumblr and recently arranged a massive protest against the PIPA and SOPA bills.

Westheimer recently taught himself how to code. He told VentureBeat, “I’m excited to put my newfound programming prowess to work and get back in the game as a full time entrepreneur.” He declined to say who funded the project.

VentureBeat reports that a local angel investor described it as a “picture aggregator and Flickr killer.” It’s designed to keep user’s photos across computers, phones, camera synced and stored securely. It will officially launch in about a month.