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10 Startups managing images in the cloud - Part 7

10 Startups managing images in the cloud, Part 7
What better way to sum up the year than with our latest 10 Startups compilation (part 7!)? As Cloudinary continues to grow, so does our customer base, with customers ranging in size and variation. In fact, out of our 2,500 paying customers, many are startups in various stages. We are always pleased to share the different use cases and verticals of these customers, and hope you find them interesting. 
Below is our latest collection - interested in reading back to previous roundups? Check out: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 & Part 6
  
With Sphero you can celebrate the Star Wars premier in 
style! Sphero make connected entertainment robots, and specifically they are the vendor behind the hottest droid in the market - BB-8™.
 
Sphero BB-8
Image: http://www.sphero.com/starwars 
 
Attic DC is a new online marketing platform meant to support local independent retail businesses. Focusing on vintage, antique and used furniture in the Washington DC area, Attic DC offers a wide range of beautiful furniture for every home. In their words, they are “using Cloudinary to make it all happen!” 
 
Apartment hunting is always challenging, and the Indian company Grabhouse make it their goal to simplify this process, suggesting relevant apartments and roommates. Grabhouse utilize Cloudinary to allow their users to upload photos of their properties, which are then transformed and optimized. These images are then delivered to the potential renters as thumbnails and full size photos, with a watermark of the Grabhouse logo.
 
Read more about how to add watermarks to your images here
 
UpOut is the event and culture guide to a number of trendy US cities, including SF, NY and more. In order to allow users to best enjoy the city, its culture and events, UpOut integrates Cloudinary's technology to embed and deliver images of various dimensions in their email campaigns.
 
ScratchScratch
Scratch takes the hassle out of online shopping by connecting you with a team of stylish and friendly shopping experts who deliver personalized recommendations for anything on your shopping list. All these beautiful product images are uploaded, manipulated and delivered by Cloudinary.
 
The French company Aramisauto allows you to shop for the right car, new or used, with full transparency. By offering dozens of brands and hundreds of models, anyone can find the the right car at the right price. The automobile images are transformed with Cloudinary to match the website’s graphic design and requirements. 
 
The Fuzu employment platform aims to change the landscape of job search and recruitment on the African context. Fuzu does the job searching for the user and then notifies them about potential jobs, that fit the end-user’s education, work experience, skills and competencies.
 
With Saucey, your favorite beers, wines and spirits can be delivered to your door in under an hour! Saucey operates in a number of select cities in the US and is available both online and via app, enabling you to order from your office, the park, or from the comfort of your own couch.
 
HoneyBook’s mission is to connect all the different parts of creating events. Whether you're an event planner, a photographer, or the host of the party, HoneyBook organizes your jobs seamlessly, so you can focus on creating unforgettable moments.
 
Coseats is an Australian rideshare & carpool site, that connects travelers, backpackers and commuters around Australia. As a collaborative consumption website one of the key elements for their success is building trust within their community, and a key feature of that is having profile pictures for their users. 
 
Torsten Herbst, Coseats founder, says: “Cloudinary takes care of all our image requirements such as image file uploads, Facebook integration, image administration, cloud storage and image manipulation, including the ability to zoom in on people's faces using Cloudinary's clever face recognition technology. Add to that fast image delivery via Cloudinary's CDN and super friendly support! Cloudinary really is a one stop shop for everything ‘image’ ".
 
 
Part of a cool startup and using Cloudinary? Let us know! We would love to feature you, your company, your use case and your love of Cloudinary :)

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