Storyboarder is a tool and a platform for anyone to create, share, and sell webcomics. In East Asia, the webcomic (or digital manga) industry is an $12B market and rapidly growing to the rest of the world. Webtoon, the largest company in the space, generates $100M / month in revenue. However, their addressable market is limited by their content creators, who need know how to draw. Readers are desperate for a greater variety of stories in webcomics. Through years of working with filmmakers, we’ve built extremely easy to use storyboarding software that has 700K users. We’re democratizing visual storytelling to everyone. We’re working on the next generation that, through advances in video game interfaces, ubiquitous 3D compute, and AI, will allow anyone to easily create scenes, pose characters, to create webcomics. Storyboarder is backed by Y Combinator (W23), David Karp (Tumblr Founder), Andrew Kortina (Venmo Founder), and other product focused investors.
Charles Forman is the co-founder of Storyboarder. With a background in computer science and design, Charles is passionate about building great product experiences that make the world a more enjoyable place. Prior to co-founding Storyboarder, Charles was the founder of OMGPOP (YCS06), a gaming startup that gained international recognition for its popular game "Draw Something". OMGPOP attracted millions of users and was ultimately acquired by Zynga for $210 million.
Joe Watkins is the co-founder and CTO of Storyboarder. Prior to Storyboarder, Joe lead a computer vision/machine learning team at Google before working on generating maps with machine learning at Waymo. Joe's passion for web-native fiction played a significant role in inspiring Storyboarder's design. As a teenager, he was captivated by the potential of the internet to tell stories in new and exciting ways, and spent countless hours exploring different forms of digital storytelling.