01/07/13 | Uncategorized

Shutterfly Acquires ThisLife, Founded By CEO Andrea Johnson

Meet women entrepreneurs at Founder Friday on January 11.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Last September, the crowd at Founder Friday in San Francisco met Andrea Johnson, CEO and founder of photo site ThisLife.

Today, Shutterfly announces acquiring ThisLife to power the next-generation photo solution. ThisLife is a cloud-based solution offering intuitive photo and video organization, storing and sharing, founded by Palo Alto-based ThisLife founder and CEO Andrea Johnson.

“As parents, Matt and I love to capture our family’s special moments, but by the time our oldest was a toddler, we were inundated with cherished photos and videos. These wonderful memories were scattered across the web, various devices, memory cards, and throughout our home,” said Andrea Johnson, founder of ThisLife. “That is why we created ThisLife; it is a simple, safe, organized home for all your photo and videos. As long time Shutterfly customers we are thrilled to join the Shutterfly team and we look forward to combining our platform with their mass audience. Our technology, combined with Shutterfly’s rich product creation paths, will deliver consumers a best in class experience to store, share and create precious memories.”

Congratulations to Andrea Johnson and the entire team at ThisLife on the acquisition by Shutterfly – successfully combining forces with the photo sharing giant Shutterfly to deliver the best experience in sharing and storing memories.

Women 2.0 readers: Do you use ThisLife or Shutterfly? How do you feel about the acquisition? Let us know the comments!

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.

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