ScoutFoto is a startup company that helps runners find photos using our advanced bib recognition software. Our Software is offered to both races and photographers. Runners come right to our website to find every photo they are in, just by entering their bib number. ScoutFoto is proudly funded by Start Garden, that funds startups and new businesses to turns ideas into actions.
Our improved software offers up to 70% better bib recognition and facial matching capabilites.
With over 400 races served in last 2 years, ScoutFoto.
Get your race photos searchable on our website within 2 hours of finishing the race.
We provide races another revenue source utilizing our technology. Our face and bib recognition software makes that happen. The crowd and photographers just need to upload all the pictures they took at the race, we then tag the pictures, so all runners have to do is enter their bib number and they will be able to see all the pictures of themselves from the race ...
Runners spend months training. The perfect picture is always illusive. Their loyal friends and family try to take the best picture. Often, the picture ends up being of strangers. There are too many people at the start point, you don’t know when the runner is passing certain points.
There are typically about 200 people taking pictures at a small race and thousands at a large race. Everyone is a photographer.
We take power of everyone’s camera. With this large pool of pictures/videos, we do all the hard work and match the pictures to the right runner based on our image recognition software we have developed. We can even break apart videos, creating clips of each runner. Now the runner will have the power of the crowd and have a collage of the best pictures of themselves from all these different cameras.
Our image recognition software has over 2,500 optimized algorithms, to detect and recognize faces and bib numbers. The key is having users load up their images and bibs from the race. This ensures consistent lighting, facial features, and bib fonts. User loads up an image of their bib and enters in the number providing us the key for precise matching.
An avid runner and programmer since high school. 14 years delivering digital solutions for large corporations and small businesses, including 10 years at Johnson & Johnson. Created ScoutFoto to help runners get the perfect pictures. Constantly looking to improve, this is just the start. Andy works on programming the front-end in capturing photos and displaying the matches we make from various races.
Always seeking challenges. Various technical roles from start-ups to Fortune 50 firms like Microsoft. Founded own startup to perform software development services globally. Himanshu works on the back-end matching up the right pictures from everyone, to each runner, using computer visualization and face recognition. Also working on developing a video montage allowing users to select and sort images and adding music for the perfect memory.
10 years of client service and relationship management experience. Former Asst. VP at Merrill Lynch. Managed internal portal development, branding and multi-channel training. Dora provides the design for the sleek and intuitive ScoutFoto website, focused on usability. Works with races to ensure we get as many pictures of runners as possible.
The Runner. An enthusiastic runner and cyclist by himself, he understands what is the pain when photos are not available after a Marathon or Cyclothon. Jitendra has worked with different companies in past and actively looking into the ScoutFoto Business Development at present. He is a great relationship manager and has brought many races into active participation on ScoutFoto.