From the Founder
What is it about a family story that makes us listen, laugh, shed tears of joy and make us want to participate by telling our own?
Within the frame story of family events, there are a lush variety of sub-stories that are thrilling, humorous, profound, and anecdotal. They are told on phone calls, through emails, at dinner with friends or during water-cooler conversations at work.
The best ones are days you cherish, one-of-a-kind moments and special events. When taken in context of your whole life, each and every one adds beautiful strokes to the canvas of your legacy.
Are these moments and these stories still images and motion pictures replaying only in your mind? Or perhaps they are captured on old movie films, videotapes, and pictures?
Many fresh memories and story themes are buried amongst the plethora of unwatched personal media you've created – both old and new. Yet, if you're like most, your media is in many places, traditionally unorganized, and in many different formats – some old, and some new.
We believe that anyone who cherishes memories has a simple yet powerful wish. They want all of their memories protected digitally, and they want all their memories in one place.
iMemories makes it fun, easy and convenient for you to connect with the people you care about most to share stories, memories and moments. It's where your memories live. Your home movies & photos – both old and new.
We believe your family memories should be the biggest part of the modern digital media entertainment lifestyle. After all, there's nothing more fun and nostalgic than watching family videos or photo slideshows, where you and the people you care most about are the star of the show.
Whether you're visiting iMemories for the first time or you're a long-standing customer, we’re glad you’re here. We look forward to helping you transform your memories into moments you can treasure for a lifetime!
Enjoy our one-of-a-kind social entertainment experience.
All the best,
Founder & CEO
About Mark Rukavina
Mark Rukavina, founder and chief executive officer of iMemories, is a veteran entrepreneur with a knack for figuring out what customers want and how to give it to them. Since 1992, Mark has created three high-growth technology companies from the ground up. And in each enterprise, he developed fresh, unique solutions to longstanding challenges.
Mark’s business acumen enables him to organically create brands that customers love and trust. He’s a business strategist and technology innovator with an impressive track record in attracting high-profile partners and investors.
In his first entrepreneurial venture, Mark was co-owner and chief operating officer of Mastering Computers. Formed in 1992, the company grew to become the nation’s largest provider of training seminars on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Publicly traded on NASDAQ, Mastering Computers had 750 employees when it was sold to Platinum Technology in 1998.
KnowledgeNet, Mark’s second technology startup grew to become the third largest e-learning provider in the world when it was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2004. With 350 employees, KnowledgeNet provided innovative online corporate IT and business skills training. As co-founder and chief operating officer, Mark led the company’s successful effort to raise $70 million in venture funding. High-profile investors included blue-chip venture capital firms Sierra Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures and Trinity Ventures, as well as Fortune 50 strategic investors Cisco Systems and General Motors.
Early in 2006, Mark’s entrepreneurial journey brought him to the creation of iMemories - his biggest idea yet. iMemories is the leader in social entertainment for families, transforming the way people connect and experience personal videos and photos on all modern devices and Web-platforms. iMemories provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve and store their family memories online - allowing them to enjoy and share personal videos and photos on the Web, on DVD and on mobile devices.
In 2001, Ernst & Young recognized Mark as Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year for e-business. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Arizona State University, which awarded him its Spirit of Enterprise award in 2001.