Successful Local Startup EverPresent Brings Small Businesses Together in Innovative Partnerships, Expands into RI & CT

NEWTON, MA. — New England start-up EverPresent, which helps families digitize and share treasured media collections, continues its growth and expansion this fall with new local business partnerships, additional hiring and increased investment. The company’s services are now available in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The two-year-old company recently closed its second round of angel investment, bringing its total current investment to $1.2 million. Prominent investors include former Facebook executive Chris Kelly, former Reebok CEO Frank O’Connell and Bessemer Venture Capital partner Chris Gabrieli. It also recently hired its 50th employee, after expanding to a new production facility in Watertown, Mass., earlier this summer.

This week, EverPresent announces three important new alliances:

  • Portrait Simple: The area’s leading mall-based portrait studios, with seven locations across New England, will now provide convenient consultation and drop-off locations for EverPresent services. In Rhode Island, the service will be available at Portrait Simple’s Warwick Mall location.
  • Geek Housecalls: New England’s premier in-home personal and home technology support company, will offer EverPresent clients free 30-minute support calls when they finish a digitizing project, along with in-home pick-up of old photos and videos for EverPresent projects. Founded in 2001, Geek Housecalls has served more than 20,000 families, helping relieve frustration caused by technology.
  • The New England Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-NE): The association is collaborating with EverPresent on a four-hour training program, focused on organizing and preserving family history; more than 40 members have already received training at EverPresent’s Newton, Mass., headquarters.

The partnerships expand EverPresent’s in-person services from its home base in Massachusetts to Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, via the Portrait Simple locations. In addition, 60 new professionals are now trained to educate clients on the company’s services and products through Geek Housecalls and NAPO-NE.

“The digital age has created amazing advertising opportunities, but I think we too often forget the power of small businesses working together to bring old-fashioned customer service directly to clients,” EverPresent CEO Eric Niloff said.  “When preserving irreplaceable photos and videos, families want local, trust, convenience and customization. By bringing together trusted, respected local companies, we’re going to make a lot of families really happy.”

Portrait Simple CEO Jeff Rawson said: “I’ve been looking for a partnership like this for a long time. I employ talented photographers who care deeply about family history, and they’ll love working with families and EverPresent on meaningful projects. EverPresent provides us with services our clients want, and training and marketing support to make the partnership successful. Portrait Simple provides EverPresent with locations across New England and a wonderful team. It’s a win-win for both companies, but more importantly, for families, who can now easily access EverPresent’s best-in-class services all across New England.”

Eric Niloff and Dave Ehlke, CEO of Geek Housecalls, met at a local event and clicked immediately. “We’ve been in client’s homes for more than a decade, helping them organize and back-up data on their computers,” Ehlke said. “But the most important family data is usually print photos and analog videos, and we can’t make it safe if it’s not digital. Working with EverPresent will help us fulfill our mission. And offering EverPresent clients a 30-minute free support call will insure families can enjoy their new digital archives, while introducing us to new clients.”

According to Niloff, “These partnerships are special and real, because we are genuinely working together. We’re doing many hours of thorough training with our partners, so we can offer a seamless experience to our clients. A true partnership is more than handing out brochures.  I think if everyone puts in hard work and shares knowledge, great things are possible.”

Susan Stone, President of NAPO-NE, said EverPresent’s training was unique in her decades with the association. “Part of the value professional organizers offer is selecting, organizing and managing the best providers to meet client needs,” she said. “What’s unique about EverPresent is they’re not satisfied with just being vetted — they want to grow together. They offered a half-day training session with their CEO to all our members, and more than 40 have participated. Clients are thrilled to have help with organizing projects because they’re checking something really important off their lists. And our members are happy because they have a new service to sell. EverPresent has approached partnering with us in a very open, productive way.”

Niloff said more families are recognizing the value of preserving images and memories, fueling EverPresent’s growth. “Families spend so much preserving material possessions, but have had nowhere to turn to preserve irreplaceable family history. Our new partnerships will spread the word to more families, support local businesses and create jobs. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Media Contacts:

  • Jennifer Niloff,, 617-505-1132, 617-800-6848
  • Eric Niloff,, 617-505-1132, 617-462-9277
  • Paysha Rhone,, 857-891-4483

About EverPresent:

EverPresent was founded in Newton, Mass., in 2012 with the mission of ensuring the sounds, stories and images of the past are recorded for the future. EverPresent prides itself in doing all its work locally and enjoys helping clients create beautiful gifts from their digital collections. EverPresent’s headquarters is located at 1024 Chestnut St. in Newton, and can be found online at

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