The Phanfare Story
We love photography. We started Phanfare back in 2004 because there was no internet
service where we wanted to display all our photos and videos. Existing solutions
were too print-focused and gave us no sense of ownership over our media. We wanted
our own online presence with our own destination URL.
Building a subscription-based service made sense to us so that we could focus on
the needs of the customer without having to please advertisers. And we liked the
straightforward relationship of customers paying for what they were getting, rather
than giving away mediocre hosting in exchange for the purchase of prints, like the
online photo finishers.
Our first solution combined the power of network connected desktop clients with
synchronized per-family websites. We have evolved the system over the years, adding
the features that we believe photographers want and need. At the same time, we have
tried to keep Phanfare simple.
We aim to serve people who value their personal media, want a better experience
and will pay to preserve it. Our customer support is amazing, backed up by real
people who are always ready to solve your problems and go the extra mile to help.
Phanfare will never hold your photos and videos hostage. You can get back the images
whenever you want; we offer API access to other companies, even competitors, so
that you can take your photos and videos with you if you ever decide to leave.
We have always been focused on creating a sustainable company that takes its responsibility
to preserve the media seriously and follows the golden rule of treating others as
we ourselves would like to be treated. All our friends and family use Phanfare and
we hope you will too.
About the Founders
Andrew Erlichson and Mark Heinrich
Prior to Phanfare, Andrew Erlichson was CEO & co-founder of Flashbase, which
was acquired by DoubleClick in 2000. At DoubleClick, he was Vice President of Technology
for the Research and Development Group. He has worked at Mips Computer Systems,
Silicon Graphics and BlackRock Financial Management. Andrew Erlichson received his
AB from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
Mark Heinrich is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the School
of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
(UCF), and a founder of its Computer Systems Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in
Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998 and was a principal designer
of the FLASH multiprocessor under his advisor, John Hennessy. Dr. Heinrich also
received his MS from Stanford in 1993, and his BSE in Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science from Duke University in 1991. His research interests include parallel
computer architecture, high-throughput computing, scalable cache coherence protocols,
and active memory and I/O subsystems. Dr. Heinrich was also the co-founder and Chief
Architect of Flashbase, Inc. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, an IBM
Faculty Award, and is a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Phanfare is service of Carbonite. Carbonite, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation.
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