Scoopshot, a Helsinki, Finland-based service for crowdsourcing on-demand photos, received $1.2m funding.
Yuri Arcurs, a stock photographer, made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its international growth with a focus on the UK, US and German markets.
Led by CEO Niko Ruokosuo, Scoopshot gives all photo buyers the ability to set local, national and global assignments for its global network of 280,000+ mobile photographers. Location-based local tasks can be created for free, with national and global tasks available for a fee. Buyers can pay to send an instant notification to photographers in a specific location alerting them of the task, extend the duration of a task, or brand the task with a logo.
Photos submitted are available to buy for $5 each and the company also offers subscriptions for media users.
Customers that have already used Scoopshot to source photos on-demand include Oxfam, Malibu, Fiat, and Vogel’s.