Lobster is a platform which enables brands, agencies and the media to licence photo & video directly from social media users across 9 platforms around the world.

Using pioneering AI technology, it trawls through all of the main social networks (Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Vk, YouTube, Vimeo), along with several of the largest cloud storage providers (Dropbox, Google Photos, Verizon Cloud). Billions of affordable images and videos in an instant - live, unusual and so much more authentic than stock.

Following glowing reviews from the tech press, Lobster was picked up by several top London agencies. It’s also hugely popular with journalists and SMBs. Users either purchase on a one-off basis, starting at £1 or create a monthly subscription.

We’re looking to raise £1M to scale the sales and marketing operation in Europe, whilst also meeting the growing demand in the US. We previously raised £500k in Wayra UK, along with two angel rounds in London, after a successful launch on stag...
Lobster is a platform which enables brands, agencies and the media to licence photo & video directly from social media users across 9 platforms around the world.

Using pioneering AI technology, it trawls through all of the main social networks (Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Vk, YouTube, Vimeo), along with several of the largest cloud storage providers (Dropbox, Google Photos, Verizon Cloud). Billions of affordable images and videos in an instant - live, unusual and so much more authentic than stock.

Following glowing reviews from the tech press, Lobster was picked up by several top London agencies. It’s also hugely popular with journalists and SMBs. Users either purchase on a one-off basis, starting at £1 or create a monthly subscription.

We’re looking to raise £1M to scale the sales and marketing operation in Europe, whilst also meeting the growing demand in the US. We previously raised £500k in Wayra UK, along with two angel rounds in London, after a successful launch on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014.

The team consists of three founders (MBA, Design, Tech) with an HQ in London and a lean tech operation in Moscow. We’re ready to change the visual content space forever.
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Employees

Andy Shield
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Andy Shield Head of Content
Knarik Avanesyan
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Knarik Avanesyan Marketing I work on social media marketing processes and strategies at Lobster, the platform for licensing user-generated content on social networks.
Sacha Berkman
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Sacha Berkman Head of US Sales
Anna Rezhapova
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Anna Rezhapova
Thomas Wilczek
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David Fogel Head of Acceleration and Deputy Director at Wayra London

Olga and her team at Lobster are some of the best entrepreneurs we had at Wayra. They are focused on building a great marketplace which helps people access real and amazing photos, while providing a simple way for the photographer to monetize the image.

David Fogel Head of Acceleration and Deputy Director at Wayra London

Olga and the team are great entrepreneurs. They are dedicated, data driven and have the right attitude to succeed. They will do what ever is needed to make lobster a global market place.

Andy Davis CEO at Notifyed

The Lobster team are the smart metric-driven hard-working individuals that you wish you'd come across in every startup.

Lobster as a service is that missing puzzle piece for both smartphone photographers and image purchasers; a user content generated marketplace, enabling everyone to potentially monetize their photos (a process that still isn't simple to do).

Image purchasers can now afford to purchase how quality photos at prices they can afford.

Lobster - the spotify for stock photography.