a leading global provider of online gallery software and related
services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today
announced the acquisition of Táve,
a SaaS company offering one of the most advanced and customizable
platforms for managing creative event-based businesses. With the
addition of Táve’s robust business management capabilities, ShootProof
now offers photographers a uniquely powerful and comprehensive solution
to grow their businesses, complete with rich customer engagement,
business management and e-commerce capabilities. Táve is the first
acquisition made by ShootProof following its partnership with Providence
Strategic Growth. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
ShootProof and Táve offer fully integrated and highly complementary
solutions that empower professional and semi-professional photographers
throughout the development of their businesses. Táve’s ability to help
photographers operate their business throughout the entire customer
lifecycle, managing everything from leads to proposals to financial
reporting, combined with the ShootProof platform’s beautiful client
galleries featuring interactive and rich e-commerce capabilities, will
provide photographers with the comprehensive set of tools they need to
run successful and sustainable businesses.
“Táve has a powerful product and is led by a great team that is focused
on delivering exceptional customer service, which is reflected in the
incredible loyalty of their customers,” said Colin Breece, CEO and
Co-Founder of ShootProof. “We’re excited to offer our customers the
benefits of a comprehensive solution as well as the continued
flexibility to select and integrate with other leading providers.
Importantly, both Táve and ShootProof share the same deep commitment to
customer success, and we are excited to partner with the Táve team as we
continue to scale our platform and capitalize on the opportunities in
this fragmented market.”
“We founded Táve with the vision of helping photographers more easily
run their creative business and achieve their dreams,” says Adrian
Ziemkowski, Co-Founder of Táve. “Colin and the ShootProof team are the
ideal partner for us. We are confident that their excellent technology
platform, deep customer relationships, incredible growth and robust team
will enable us to realize our vision at scale.”
The entire Táve team has relocated to ShootProof’s Atlanta headquarters.
Mr. Ziemkowski will continue to lead the Táve product line as a member
of the ShootProof leadership team.
For more information, visit ShootProof.
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software and sales
tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the
world. The user-friendly platform enables photographers to share and
sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps,
and deliver a better client experience with digital downloads, proofing,
printing, and more. Founded in 2010, ShootProof serves tens of thousands
of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for
Táve is a cloud-based studio management solution that enables businesses
to automate workflow with proposals, booking management, invoicing,
expense tracking, activity monitoring, online contract signing and more.
Over the last decade, Táve built one of the most advanced and
customizable platforms for managing creative event-based businesses.
About Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C.
Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”) is an affiliate of Providence Equity
Partners (“Providence”). Established in 2014, PSG focuses on growth
equity investments in lower middle market software and
technology-enabled service companies, primarily in North America.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm that pioneered a
sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that
a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies
of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has
invested in more than 180 companies and is a leading equity investment
firm focused on the media, communications, education and information
industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has
offices in New York and London. For more information on PSG, please
and for more information on Providence, please visit www.provequity.com.