By Stephen Chung
Tuesday morning, we visited Snappr, a photography startup located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. Founded in 2016, Snappr is seeking to revolutionize the way photographers are connected to gigs and hopes to become the “Uber” of photography. The startup’s mobile application connects photographers to those seeking professional photography for a variety of needs ranging from real estate shoots to family portraits.
Spearheading the startup’s growth and operations is Rafat Khan, a McIntire ’15 who left his job with Morgan Stanley’s Sales and Trading group to pursue a career here in the Valley. During our visit, Rafat emphasized the value of the skillset the McIntire School of Commerce provided not only on Wall Street, but also in the local start-up scene as his role requires a unique mixture of quantitative skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Snappr is in the midst of preparing for its Series A round of funding after using its last round to expand to cities across the US. Meeting with Rafat provided us with the opportunity to learn more about the Venture Capital industry and what it takes to be successful in Silicon Valley. We wish the best of luck to Rafat in the coming months and are proud of all of the UVA Alum doing big things in here San Francisco.