Lisa Bettany

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Lisa Bettany
Lisa Bettany.jpg
Born (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981 (age 37)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationPhotographer, Entrepreneur
Notable work
Camera+ app

Lisa Bettany (born 3 November 1981)[1] is a Canadian technology entrepreneur and photographer. She is a cofounder of the iPhone camera app Camera+, which had sold over 10 million copies as of 2012.[2]

The daughter of British parents, Bettany grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, where her father was a computer professor.[3][4] She was a competitive figure skater from the age of three until a back injury ended her career at 19.[3] Having grown up around computers, she developed her first blog and her interest in photography while recuperating.[3] In 2009, Bettany partnered with an international team of six developers to develop Camera+, which launched in June 2010. The app, developed for tap tap tap, generated revenues of almost $2 million within a year for the developer team.[5]

Lisa Bettany was included in the 2014 Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 1000 list.[6] Forbes named Bettany as a top female tech entrepreneur in 2012.[7] She has also been featured in Entrepreneur,[5] Elle magazine,[8] The New York Times,[9] Fast Company Labs[10] and ShutterLove.[11]

She is on the team at MacHeist as a producer and has played the characters of Sophia and Amelia. She was formerly a host on Canadian gadget show GetConnected.[5][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's My Birthday". Mostly Lisa. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ Nicholas, Sadie (9 January 2014). "Britain's under-30s tipped to be the nation's next billionaires". Daily Express. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Barry, Maggie (6 November 2011). "Meet the girl who means Scotland's most eligible bachelor is offthemarket.com". Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ Chrumka, Jennifer. "university of Victoria Torch magazine". App Snaps. Issuu.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Resnick, Rosalind (July 6, 2011). "Camera+: An Apps to Riches Story". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Lisa Bettany, cofounder Camera+". Fast Company. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Women Entrepreneurs Building Killer iPhone Apps". Forbes. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Million Dollar Babes". Elle. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  9. ^ Chen, Brian X. (September 27, 2012). "Camera+, a Top-Selling iPhone App, Expands to iPad". New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  10. ^ Hayes, Tyler (2 August 2013). "8 Master Apple Developers--And They're All Women". Fast Company Labs. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  11. ^ Walsh, Brienne (December 20, 2013). "How Photography Helped Camera+ Co-Founder Lisa Bettany Get Her Life Back on Track". Shutterlove. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  12. ^ "The Team". MacHeist. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Interview with Lisa Bettany". Dodho Magazine.

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