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INVESTORS
Our investor community is as diverse
as our images
pocstock is a leading, diversity-focused stock media company with an asset library of over 200,000 licensable stock photos, videos, and illustrations featuring people of color, a contributor network of over 600 creators worldwide, and over 800 customers including major corporations, advertising agencies, and businesses.
Our community of over 200 investors are partners in our success at every step of our journey.
Meet Our Investors
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9.58 Venture Partners LP
Lead Investor
Series Seed Round 3
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Frances Tiafoe
Professional Tennis Player
Investor
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Deion Jones
Professional Football Player
Investor
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Jalen Mills
Professional Football Player
Investor
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Jonathan Cherins
Investor / Advisor
Seed Round 1 & 2
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Kofi Amoo-Gottfried
CMO, Doordash
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Chad Comiteau
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Jennifer Comiteau
Comiteau Communications
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Tony Delgado
Founder, Latino Wall Street
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Zak Irvin
Professional Basketball Player
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David Vanterpool
9.58 Venture Partners
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Antonique Smith
Actor / Singer
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Our Traction
1.0k+
Customers
800+
Contributors
490k
Stock Assets
212
Investors
$1.4m
Raised
Journey Timeline
2019
Founded November 19th
2020
Phase 1 - Platform soft launch
Launched a bespoke tech platform with a stock library of 1,500 in-house photos, and a singular focus of building a global creator network
2021
Phase 2 - Public launch
Opened the platform to select customers with 15,000 photos, and 200 contributors across 15 countries
2022
Phase 3 - Building the world's most diverse brand
Acquired 600 new customers, launched subscriptions plans, added videos and illustrations, and grew our stock library to over 180,000 assets, 600 contributors in 60 countries. Raised 875k in Seed Funding from 200+ investors
Projections
2023 - 2024
Phase 4 - Growth & Scale
Over 1,000 customers, 300k stock assets, raising another $500k in Seed Funding
2025 - 2028
Phase 5 - Global Expansion
Leadership Team
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Steve Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Founder
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DeSean Brown
Chief Relationship Officer
Co-Founder
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Derrick Larane
Chief Operating Officer
Founder's Vision
founders vision
This first round of institutional investment represents a significant milestone for pocstock, and we are very excited about the growth opportunities it brings. Our team is fully dedicated to our mission to increase inclusivity in advertising, media, and AI technology, and we’re excited to welcome 9.58 Venture Partners into our growing investor community.
- Steve Jones
Board of Directors
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Steve Jones
Founder / CEO
Board Chairman
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DeSean Brown
Co-Founder
Board Member
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Dr. dt ogilvie
Founder / Author / Professor
Board Member
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Fred Toney
Co-Founder / 9.58 Ventures
Board Observer
Board of Advisors
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Justin Thomas-Copeland
Ex. CEO @ DDB Worldwide
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Richard Ortega
Ex. Sales Leader @ Getty Images & Shutterstock
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Tara J. Agen
Ex. Global VP Marketing, HP
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Free Marie Wright
Ex. Host BET's 106th & Park
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Adrienne Fox
Global Procurement Executive
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Walter Geer III
Chief Creative Officer
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Gerry Marrone
Strategic Sales & Marketing
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Karen Pisciotta
Small Business Consultant
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Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay
Ex. CEO Hot 97/WBLS
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Perri Richman
Marketing Consultant
Advisor
Key Customers
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