ICO is the wedding, Token Is the marriage.
Hi there, we are Wemark!
Wemark is a growing community of leading independent photographers licensing their photos directly to customers, with no agency involved.
We’re a group of creators, marketers, designers and engineers, with a huge passion of transforming the way creators distribute their content and how they get paid for it.
Our platform uses blockchain technology to allow real peer-to-peer transactions between creators and users - ensuring security, authenticity and most of all, transparency.
Wemark is backed by leading global investors, and its advisory board includes some of the top names in stock photography, blockchain technology and online marketplaces.
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Rated on May 24, 2018
A very interesting concept, and it is being led by a great team backed up by advisors with a wealth of experience. A good vision is in place as well. I look forward to seeing this grow
Rated on Apr 27, 2018
Rated on May 6, 2018
Good Luck guys.
Rated on Apr 16, 2018
Great team ... all great people's in one places will.suggest to take some experience advisors .... Great vision ... Best of luck team
Rated on Apr 8, 2018
Killer team. As a former photographer and arts school grad in photography (Western Academy of Photography, Victoria BC, Canada 1993), I can only offer my full support for this on merits alone. The advisory board which includes founder of Picasa and Google director makes it unstoppable. Not to mention Shutterstock as well. My only criticism would be that the token allocation for the public is a bit low at 38 per cent. However the cap is modest so waiving deduction on that.
The one bit of magic with Blockchain is it's ability to create scarcity with digital assets and that is a game changer.
Quote from brilliant post written by Alex Evans, called A Crash Course in Mechanism Design for Cryptoeconomic Applications:
"Blockchains enable us to enforce scarcity and facilitate value transfer in areas where that would otherwise be impossible and, therefore, radically expand the range of problems to which economic incentives can successfully be applied. Viewed through this prism, cryptoeconomic systems are fundamentally new ways of incentivizing human behavior. And their potential is massive."
Rated on May 11, 2018
Definitely a space that needs disrupting and stopping the artists making their fair share.
Rated on May 11, 2018
In my opinion this project makes a lot of sense. I am a bit old school using Fireworks to size images, clean them up and tag them for SEO. I download a lot of photos every month and understand the importance of each photo. I really like this project, just curious to see the elasticity, price vs number of clients....
*Please see my profile for disclosures.
Rated on May 16, 2018
They have a strong team of experience professionals in place. The concept is a good one, however I am not completely sold on the premise that decentralization is the way to go for sharing digital content. It sounds good in theory, however in practice I see fragmentation issues with searching and identifying content. Let's take the concept of decentralized market places. Most consumers would rather perform one stop shopping at Amazon as opposed to going to 10 different online stores and checking out 10 times. I think the concept is a good one. However we need to question and vet the use case of decentralization as it appears to get an pass from the reasonable scrutiny.
Rated on May 30, 2018
One of the better teams and advisory boards, however, stock photos are a very crowded space in ICO's and the market is a bit questionable as far as decentralization of assets is concerned. This is a hot area and exits will present themselves, but gaining users and traction in the commercial industries requires a fair amount of penetration. Great job by all keep it up and maybe add some strategic advisors. Looking forward to an incredible launch for a new kind of digital content marketplace.
Rated on Apr 14, 2018
Very strong for the concept!
Great use of distributed ledger technology as there is a need for this for digital content
Token metrics and caps are sound and viable
Looks bery pomising
Good luck with the project!
Rated on May 1, 2018
Good luck, guys!
Rated on Jun 7, 2018
Wemark is building a platform that will empower content creators — without the need of middle-men.
Project has a strong team, however they might be lacking experience in the field they want to tackel. Wemark makes up for this with a very good advisory board, setting them up for possible success.
It remains to be seen whether the project can create enough traction to move the marketplace for digital content to a decentralized blockchain-based variant.
Rated on May 13, 2018
If there are projects deserving support, this is one of them. Solid all over:
1. Very good team assembled, one can tell they are already a company that works. And they have the backing of professional investors and advisors.
2. Market they are disrupting is ideal for blockchain, and they have a great vision to disrupt it.
3. Although there's a lot more to be done, one can tell their product is on its way and it looks good already.
I especially like their ICO structure - it's not to raise investments, it is designed to create a community, and it's just one step in many. This is how it's supposed to be.
The only minus I see is that market they are after is small, but I see that the team already has some good ideas how to scale it when (or if) the main idea is successful.
Rated on Apr 26, 2018
- a lot of knowledge and experience with UX and tech
- great advisors and cooperations from the photo community
- distribution platform for digital content where the content provider gets a fair share
- centralised curation
- distribution without community
- creators get finally a fair share
- pure utility token, the 15% fee goes to Wemark
- Founding Team&Employees getting 11% of the tokens
- 12% of the tokens for Advisors & Partnerships
updated on the 12th April after helpful comments from Roy Meirom
26th April 2018: updated after a talk with the CEO, Tai Kaish, who convinced me more about the product vision and the renumeration policy including vesting
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Advisors & Investors
Former CEO & Founder @Picasa, Director @Google
Former Director of Content Development @Shutterstock
Marketplace Director @ Canva
Michael C. Lesser
Former General Counsel / VP @ Shutterstock
Co-Founder & CEO @ GuruShots
Serial entrepreneur & investor, world expert in network effects and growth
One of Israel's most nominated angel investors. Former CEO @ 888 -
Former CTO at Reverb
Strategy advisor for blockchain based ventures
Tokenomics & TGE advisor, Founder @Blueblock
Token Economy Advisor, Northwestern University
Founder @ Prodware, Chairman @Sarona Ventures
Serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Wochit, 2 exits, 2 IPO’s
Dr. Raphael Yahalom
Blockchain & сyber-security researcher @MIT
Managing partner @ Elevator Fund, Investor in fast-growing Israeli startups
4x Founder @Wiser, Zent, Slice, imOnline
Dr. Dov Greenbaum
Blockchain regulation and ethics researcher @IDC, Yale
CEO & Co-founder
CTO & Co-founder
VP Business Development & Co-founder
Full Stack Developer
Crypto Marketing Specialist
NFX GUILD ACCELERATOR PROGRAM. Wemark takes part in the S17 class of NFX. 3 months accelerator program in Palo Alto that focuses on marketplaces and network effects. Watch our Demo Day pitch here.
PHOTOGRAPHERS EARLY-ACCESS REGISTRATION. The registration for photographers to get early-access as contributors in the Wemark marketplace has begun, resulting with more than 1,500 professional photographers from all around the world signing up in the first weeks of the registration.
LAUNCHING “PORTFOLIOS. The very first live product by Wemark goes live – photographers are now able to create their profiles, upload their photos and submit them to the blockchain. This is the exciting first step towards our full blockchain-based marketplace.
WHITEPAPER RELEASE. The full whitepaper and more relevant information about the crowdsale will be published on our website and sent to our growing list of subscribers.
ALPHA VERSION. Alpha version of the marketplace will be deployed to the Ethereum, allowing our early adopters to discover and buy photos using WMK.
BETA VERSION. A beta version of the fully functional marketplace will be released, including a large-scale marketing campaign for new customers.
As a team who has developed marketplaces and platforms in the past, we know it's a tough challenge. Wemark will continue investing its funds on R&D, marketing and business development to prosper the marketplace and the entire ecosystem. Our goal is to create a worldwide mash to enable the distributed exchange of all types of digital content, removing greedy intermediaries and creating a transparent, efficient and low-cost way to transact directly.