We’re excited to announce that CameraLends is joining the KitSplit family!
The CameraLends acquisition makes KitSplit the biggest rental marketplace for cameras and related gear! For those of you who haven’t heard of CameraLends, it is a fellow rental marketplace for cameras and related equipment. We have a lot in common! They’re a pioneer in this space: they launched in 2013 in San Francisco, and we’ve watched their peer-to-peer community grow with admiration.
When we first met Adam, the founder of CameraLends, we knew it was a natural fit. Our values are aligned with the CameraLends community and with founder Adam Derewecki’s vision. We are both focused on empowering creators, broadening access to gear, and helping creators who own gear safely make extra money renting it out. And we both have a bold and daring spirit, made evident when Adam bravely accepted an invitation to Kristina (KitSplit CoFounder, President)’s cat Oliver’s Cat Mitzvah party before they had met (yes cats can have mitvah’s too!). As part of the acquisition, Adam is joining KitSplit as an advisor, and we’re excited to bring his learnings to the KitSplit community.
So what does this mean for you?
More gear and a larger community. KitSplit and CameraLends members are now part of the world’s largest community of visual content creators renting gear to and from each other. This means it will be easier than ever for you to get your hands on the most cutting edge equipment and meet more inspiring collaborators than ever before.
For KitSplit users, there are now tens of thousands of KitSplitters, and tens of millions of dollars worth of gear.
For CameraLends users, you’ll now be able rent with the guidance of KitSplit gear experts, the safety of KitSplit’s robust and affordable insurance and thorough member vetting, and the ease of KitSplit’s local delivery. Plus, KitSplit has rental houses as well as individuals and production companies to give you more options than ever. We’ve already pre-populated KitSplit with your login and gear info to make the transition smooth and easy. You can sign in with your CameraLends username and reset your password here.
We are so proud to let you know that this acquisition makes us the world’s biggest camera rental marketplace!
It’s a big step forward in furthering our goals of empowering creators and putting essential creative tools within arms reach. And it’s a big milestone for KitSplit, as well as the creative community more broadly.
Welcome to the family, CameraLends members!
The KitSplit team