Let’s be honest. We all have at least one broken item in our possession that we’re holding on to in hopes that we’ll find that one replacement part needed to get running again. It seems like a great idea, however, searching for that part can be quite the headache. That is, until Partpic. Partpic provides a simple way to find and order parts using images, which is a relief when the name or part number is unknown. You simply snap a picture, their apps’s algorithm finds an identical replacement part, and lets you know where you can buy it.
The company was founded in 2013 by Jewel Burks, Dr. Troy Nunnally, and Jason Crain (more about the rest of the team here). Burks had the idea to create this app after working as a sales supervisor at one of the top parts distributors in the country. She claims 40% of callers had no part name or number to help the sales reps search for the correct part.
In a time when camera phones are plenty, Partpic is revolutionizing the parts industry.
Exciting things happening for this Atlanta based start up:
- Partpic recently announced their participation in Start-Up Battlefield at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 conference. They are one of 25 startups chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants and will have the opportunity to win $50,000.
- The founder of Reddit covered them on his video web series. Check it out.
- They have recently launched the Beta Version of their app.
- This past April the team brought home the 1st place prize in technology at One Spark in Jacksonville, Florida, winning $10k!
- So far they have raised around $50,000.
- Technology Association of Georgia has named them one of the top ten most innovative companies of the year.
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