1SECONDPAINTING: Generate Unique AI-based Painting In Seconds


NAME OF STARTUP: 1SecondPainting

FOUNDED IN (Year): 2021


THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

1SecondPainting is an AI art generator that lets non-artistic people create their own, high quality paintings in seconds

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

I came up with the idea after a short stint at a neurotechnology lab. I noticed the parallels between biological generative processes & modern visual models, and saw an opportunity to make something unique.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

They’re located all over the world, but we sell primarily to digital artists, interior designers, real estate agents, hotels, offices, musicians, and people in the burgeoning NFT space.

LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:

Customer experience: focus on building a strong, unique customer journey through your platform/app. No other advice has been more helpful to me than this, especially given the novel nature of our offering.

Moving fast > perfection: rather than spending hundreds of hours trying to get everything perfect pre-launch, build an MVP as quickly as possible and get feedback.

Create a following: Whether organically (SEO, social media) or through paid advertising, build a following as soon as possible. If you don’t have a traffic source, you won’t have an income source – and a loyal, dedicated following is one of the best ways to achieve both.

HQ City: Vancouver

Website URL: https://1secondpainting.com

Number of Employees: 1-5

Follow the Founder: @nicksaraev