As many of you know, earlier this summer I took a position at a company called Macphun Software, founded in 2008. Macphun originates from Kiev, Ukraine and was the brainchild of Paul Muzok and Dima Sytnik. Along with Alex Tsepko, in June 2013 they reached out to me and several others formerly of Nik Software inquiring about whether we'd be interested in helping them open up U.S. operations for their company.
What an opportunity! To try and "capture lightning twice" was a real gift and at the same time a challenge. The guys from Macphun had experienced tremendous success in the Mac App Store which was a great foundation upon which to build. Along with my good friends Morneé Sherry and Matt Cummins (both from Nik), it's a dream come true and we're having a lot of fun.
As I type this, our products occupy 5 of the top 10 spots in the photography category of the Mac App Store. Intensify Pro - our latest - has garnered a 5-star reputation and won over many Nik advocates.
I plan to update my friends and family via this blog as significant news comes along, and I would consider the following local San Diego coverage cool enough to mention. ;-) Without further ado:
San Diego Union Tribune: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/29/Nik-Software-MacPhun-Google-photo-editing/
San Diego Business Journal: Click here to download and view the scanned article.
Channel 10 TV news: http://www.10news.com/news/local-startups-photo-editing-software-is-hot-seller-11202013