Gumlet raises $1.6M in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge

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Gumlet, a SaaS company that automates the publishing process for media, has raised $1.6M in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge. Gumlet enables developers worldwide to scale and optimize their pictures and videos to fit the device or browser of the end-user.

Gumlet, a new-age delivery infrastructure SaaS startup that automates the media publishing pipeline, has raised $1.6 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge. Other participants include angel investors Aakrit Vaish, Miten Sampat, Swapan Rajdev, and Yash Kothari.

Gumlet enables developers worldwide to automatically resize and optimize their pictures and videos to fit the device or browser of the end-user, delivering high-quality content with the least amount of traffic. 

While pictures, GIFs, videos, and animations are becoming an important part of many digital interactions and experiences, existing management and publishing options are still restricted. This is owing to their reliance on APIs, which necessitate deep integration, domain expertise, and ongoing maintenance.

Aditya Patadia and Divyesh Patel established Gumlet after building, scaling, and exiting Turing Analytics, a pioneering AI business in the image recognition and visual search sector. Mr. Patadia is also the developer of a popular PHP-based open-source picture resizing package, which he released in 2012.

Gumlet is all about offering a plug-and-play solution for media management and publishing. This in turn helps online businesses provide better UX, load pages faster, save cloud costs and improve SEO – resulting in tangible business impact. More than just delivering a SaaS tool for online publishers and businesses, our mission is to build a media delivery infrastructure for the internet.

Aditya Patadia, a co-founder of Gumlet

Gumlet recognized an opportunity to build an easily integrated solution to handle media processing for various formats, device sizes, and platforms when it was founded in Singapore in 2019. All past, current, and forthcoming pictures are automatically optimized for any user after they’ve been incorporated. All media files are resized, compressed, converted, transcoded, streamed, delivered, and analyzed by Gumlet.

Gumlet claims to assist developers in achieving 30-50 percent better optimization without compromising quality by delivering low- or no-code integration plug-ins that automate the whole media publication workflow.

As the internet becomes increasingly global and data-hungry, serving images and video in a high-performance, low-latency environment is fundamental for all websites to earn customer trust. With Gumlet, developers never have to worry about managing different versions and sizes of media files again.

Divyesh Patel, co-founder and CMO of Gumlet

Surge’s fifth batch of 23 startups includes Gumlet, which has developed innovative digital solutions to assist businesses and individuals in a better life, work, and study in a fast-changing Southeast Asian context.

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