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Polarr, Inc
Type of businessPrivate
Available inEnglish
FoundedAugust 2014
HeadquartersUnited States
No. of locationsSan Jose, CA
Key peopleBorui Wang, Derek Yan
IndustryVideo processing, Image processing, Artificial intelligence
ProductsPolarr, Polarr 24FPS, Polarr SDKs
Current statusactive

Polarr is a startup headquartered in San Jose, California, that offers applications to allow creators to make and distribute photos and video filters. Its products include mobile apps for creators to create and search for image filters, as well web-based products to edit photos.

Polarr is venture-backed and invested in by Threshold.vc, Cota Capital, Pear VC, StartX and ZhenFund.[1]


In February 2015, Polarr launched an online photo editor.[citation needed]

In June 2015, the first mobile version of Polarr Photo Editor was released.[2]

In the fall of 2015, Polarr released Polarr Photo Editors for Windows 10 and macOS.[3]

In December 2017, Polarr launched Album+, an app that organizes photos using on-device A.I.[4]

In March 2019, Polarr announced a $11.5 million Series A led by Threshold Ventures.[5]

In April 2022, Polarr launched the Polarr 24FPS app in which Polarr filters can be used on video.[6]

In January 2023, Polarr launched Polarr Next, an AI web app that learns the user's style to update photos automatically.[7]


  1. ^ Heater, Brian (2019-03-14). "AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  2. ^ "A Stanford grad built a more advanced Instagram, and it racked up 250,000 downloads in its first 48 hours". Business Insider. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  3. ^ "Polarr Photo Editor – a pro-styled editor from the Windows 10 Store". Windows Central. 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  4. ^ Perez, Sarah (2017-11-06). "Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  5. ^ Wiggers, Kyle (2019-03-14). "Polarr raises $11.5 million for offline, on-device computational photography". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  6. ^ https://www.gearrice.com/update/polarr-24fps-is-an-excellent-app-with-filters-and-editing/
  7. ^ "I Edited Photos Using a Lightroom Competitor With a Clever New AI Trick". CNET. Retrieved 2024-02-14.

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