SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PicsArt, the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app, today announced the appointment of Avnish Patel as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations and Jane Hu as Vice President of Content and Community. The former Eventbrite and YouTube executives, respectively, join the company as it reaches #15 most downloaded app worldwide status with more than 50 million downloads in Q3 alone. PicsArt is also one of the top grossing apps in the photo and video category, behind brands like YouTube and TikTok and ahead of Instagram, Snapchat and Adobe.
Patel, previously VP of Strategy and Operations for Eventbrite, will lead corporate and business development for PicsArt. Hu will oversee PicsArt’s US and international content and community teams to drive further strategic growth around the nearly one billion pieces of content uploaded to the platform every month. Prior to PicsArt, Hu led teams at Smule and YouTube around creative operations, original programming, content creation and monetization.
“PicsArt is going through a time of tremendous growth – more than 700 million app downloads to date. This clearly reflects consumers’ demand for a platform that offers an easy and fun way to tell their visual stories,” said Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO and co-founder of PicsArt. “With this growth, we’re thrilled to have Avnish and Jane, two veteran Silicon Valley executives, join our team as we identify new market opportunities and continue to build products that users love.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, PicsArt has 450 employees in five offices worldwide, including large R&D and AI centers in Yerevan, Armenia, and Moscow, as well as regional offices in Beijing, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
PicsArt is the world’s largest creative platform and all-in-one photo and video editing app with 140 million monthly active creators. Every month, the PicsArt community uploads, remixes and shares nearly one billion images and videos, making it one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers and more. PicsArt is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Yerevan, Armenia; Los Angeles; Beijing; Tokyo and Moscow. PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Siguler Guff and Company, Capital300 and EBRD. Download the app now or visit PicsArt.com or https://picsart.com/press-kit for more information.
Director of Communications, PicsArt