Remento, an app that captures and preserves family stories, secured $3 million in seed funding and announced the launch of its first product, the Remento iOS app.
Upfront Ventures led the round with a group of angel investors, including Brooke Hammerling, Chuck Davis, Dan Nova, Emmy Rossum, Sam Esmail, and Sarah Harden.
The startup intends to use the latest funds to expand hiring and extend current research and development efforts, including building features that will move toward its vision of changing how we document our everyday lives and creating lasting family mementos.
The Remento app helps people discover, document, and more deeply appreciate their family stories in a new way. App makes it easy to host a conversation with a family member that uncovers precious memories of their past. Individual stories from these sessions are then showcased in the app’s interactive playback experience, where they can be preserved, shared, and celebrated with loved ones without any editing required.
The company’s co-founder and CEO, Charlie Greene, conceived of Remento after filming a series of interviews with his mother shortly after her cancer diagnosis. “The conversations our family recorded after we learned my mother had cancer changed our relationship forever. As she reflected on photos and answered questions about her early years for her grandchildren to one day watch, I learned more about her life than I ever could have imagined,” said Greene.
“That’s why we’ve created Remento: to help others learn the stories of their loved ones through recorded conversations that capture far more than cluttered photo libraries and static family trees ever could,” added Greene.......