SOURCE: Legacy Republic

Legacy Republic

October 02, 2014 11:16 ET

Legacy Republic Launches First Mission-Driven Marketplace With $6M in Funding From YesVideo, Inc.

New Business Unit Will Empower 'Legacy Maker' Consultants Nationwide to Positively Impact Their Families and Community by Digitally Preserving 2 Billion Home Videos and Family Photo Albums That Are at Risk of Loss and Degradation

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - Legacy Republic is launching today with $6 million in funding and additional operational support from YesVideo, Inc. Legacy Republic empowers anyone with a passion for family history and a desire to help friends and family preserve memories to become a micro-entrepreneur, earning income with flexible hours and an opportunity to be part of this mission to preserve family legacies.

Unlike other workforce marketplaces where people can earn extra income driving, renting out their homes, or selling clothes and jewelry, Legacy Republic is a mission-based opportunity that transcends these discrete transactions with an impact that will last generations. Upon completion of careful training, Legacy Makers are armed with state-of-the-art iPad apps to transact with their clients on-the-go and demonstrate the power of preserving and re-living newly digitized family memories anywhere, and any time.

According to Legacy Republic, over 90 million families across the U.S. have collectively stored an estimated two billion non-digital video units and photo albums in their homes. These family memories, often poorly stored in attics and garages, are at risk of loss to fire or natural disasters and degrading in quality every day.

Legacy Republic is launching a new workforce with a mission around family history preservation; a "Legacy Maker" is the first ever and only career opportunity that allows people to earn a living by preserving America's family legacies, currently locked in old home videos and photo albums.

"We have reached a critical time at which decades of family memories that have been captured through analog media are at the point of deterioration or at risk of complete loss," said Legacy Republic's head, Brian Knapp. "By helping friends, families, and communities understand the importance of preserving priceless family memories, irreplaceable photos in albums and video-captured moments will be safe and secure for generations to come."

"In 2014, why would families preserve their memories in a physical photo book or be compelled by viewing a static family tree when they can experience the sight, sound, and motion of home videos again and the careful curation of an old photo album as an electronic book? Legacy Republic is the future of family history and memories," added Knapp.

Legacy Republic will run as a separate business unit, but leverage the core digitization technology and nearly 80,000 square feet of operations on both coasts in the U.S. of its parent company and financier, YesVideo, Inc. For over a decade, over 8 million customers have already trusted YesVideo to transfer vintage media formats and preserve their favorite family memories in the cloud.

To learn how to become a part of Legacy Republic or get more information, please visit www.legacyrepublic.com

About Legacy Republic:

Legacy Republic is a wholly owned business unit of YesVideo, Inc., the worldwide leader in transferring home movies and photo albums.

Legacy Republic is a mission-driven marketplace that combines the power of social selling with how much we cherish our family legacy as told via personal videos and in photo albums. The Legacy Republic marketplace connects anyone with a passion for family legacy and a desire to earn additional income, with potential clients who face the imperative task of preserving their family heritage and history for generations to come.

Find Legacy Republic:

LegacyRepublic.com

Twitter.com/LegacyRepublic

Facebook.com/LegacyRepub

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts for Legacy Republic:
    Rachael Himsel
    VSC Consulting for Legacy Republic
    rachael@vscpr.com
    415.677.9125 x 257

    Molly O'Connor
    VSC Consulting for Legacy Republic
    molly@vscpr.com
    212.216.9207