According to Chief Executive Heather Smith, the latest funding will also be used to build business templates and expand StoryFile's team.
Hours of interviews are recorded to build a database of answers. To create the appearance of an actual conversation, StoryFile aims to develop a database of between 250-500 responses for each interview.
Earlier this year, the company collaborated with the Terence Crutcher Foundation to develop a StoryFile featuring the last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in commemoration of the event’s 100th anniversary.
The company has also worked with
The company plans to release a consumer version of the app, called StoryFile Life, sometime this fall. The app will allow users to record videos of themselves or family members to create their personal interactive experiences.
“[One day] you’ll be able to go and talk to any relative you want. Or ask them questions about their life or anyone that lived through a specific period or specific time or event and ask them questions about that," she added.
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