Each week on CNBC's "Pitch" series, an entrepreneur gets an opportunity to blind pitch his or her company to a secret investor. The investor doesn't know anything about the business being pitched, so it's the entrepreneur's one shot to sell it.
In the age of the selfie, we are taking photos in record-breaking numbers and sharing them on multiple digital platforms. It's no wonder we can't keep track of them all.
Yarly founder Allison Strouse has a unique solution. Yarly is a photo-management platform connecting users with certified local photo professionals. The start-up aims to help its users turn their overwhelming photo collections into tangible memories. Services include photo digitization, organization, retouching and bookmaking.
The Yarly software allows users to sync photo collections across all of their devices and store thousands of photos on the Yarly platform.
Strouse was given 30 seconds to blind pitch her company to Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful," millionaire investor Kevin O'Leary. After hearing the pitch, O'Leary questioned Yarly's ability to on-board consumers.
"There are 70,000 professional scrapbookers around the country who are currently acquiring professional photographers, family archivists. We've seen tremendous demand for starting these businesses," Strouse explained.