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Garrett Gee

Creator of the "Scan" App, Entrepreneur, Journalist

Creator of the "Scan" App, Entrepreneur, Journalist

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Garrett Gee Biography

Garrett Gee is the founder and creator of the "Scan" app. Gee claims that his idea for Scan was conceived when he received a smartphone for Christmas in 2009 and scanned a QR code. Gee said he wanted to create better web and mobile tools for working with QR codes, and then recruited fellow students Kirk Ouimet and Ben Turley to found the company and launch the first iOS application in a student competition at Brigham Young University (BYU) where they placed second. The trio pursued funding, with Gee meeting with investors while continuing as a student at BYU.

The application reached 1 million installs for iOS three months after it launched, and by March 2012 had reached over 10 million downloads in 77 countries for iOS and Android. By the end of 2012, Scan had been downloaded 25 million times and averaged 27 million scans per month. Gee claimed that “At its highest, it’s getting 85,000 [downloads] a day, and a bad day is 35,000 downloads a day.” In March, 2012, Scan had 9 employees

"Scan" is a privately held company headquartered in Provo, Utah, United States. The company was founded in January, 2011, and is privately owned and operated by Scan, Inc.Scan builds products and services related to 'scannable' items such as QR codes. Scan's products consist of mobile applications that consumers use for reading a variety of physical codes such as QR codes, NFC, and machine-recognizable images (Computer Vision). Scan’s website allows for the creation of QR codes as well as targeted codes that link to web destinations such as social network profiles, websites, and Scan-hosted personal pages. As of June 2013, Scan has raised $1.7MM in seed investment from Google Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, Ludlow Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Troy Carter, Shervin Pishevar, Charles River Ventures, and Vikas Gupta.

The company launched its iOS application in February, 2011 and had received over 1 million installs three months later. After a year and a half, the application had been downloaded 10 million times. As of December, 2012, Scan reported 25 million downloads on the iOS and Android platforms. In 2014 Scan was purchased by Snapchat for $50 million.

Today, Gee, his wife, and two daughters are living abroad and traveling the world. Their adventures are being can be seen on thebucketlistfamily.com

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 06/15/2024.

Garrett Gee Videos

  • Garrett Gee - The Story of Scan - YouTube
  • Garrett Gee: Co-Founder of Scan - YouTube

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