The story behind EyeVi

Throughout the years, the team behind EyeVi wanted to improve how things got done.

How measuring peat heaps led to innovation in geospatial data processing

EyeVi was founded by two guys with the same mission.
Our story started 8 years ago... Strap in to take this journey with us.

August 2007
Sven Veskioja starts working at Regio, where he measures peat heaps under Priit Anton's supervision.

He uses GPS for the first time to measure peat heaps. This is a novel approach for conducting measurements and it gives the base for EyeVi's measuring methodology.

September 2007
NavTech project starts in Regio.

During these projects, Sven meets Gaspar and for the first time in Regio’s history, navigational data is marked on a digital map.
August 2010
Google Streetview project begins which gives invaluable experience in photographing roads and managing a project with that magnitude to the future leaders of EyeVi.


“We were essentially the Instagram police and called out fake influencers left, right and centre. It was fun and all, but there is only so many bikini chicks you can look at on Instagram before you start losing your mind.”

Dan, Co-founder and CEO of Lumio

March 2011
The TransportAdministration of the Republic of Estonia orders an inventory of national roads from Regio for the first time.

“After this, we both took up golf on during the week and started eating fancy dinners at the local Country Club... Ha. This is not what happened at all. We suck at golf and love eating Guzman Y Gomez.”

Adam, Co-founder of Lumio

December 2014
Google Streeview project comes to an end and a demand for updates of road photographs arise in the Estonian market.

The idea to connect the road photographs with digital maps is born. Gaspar and Sven build their first prototype along with Riivo, a software engineer.

The first version of the solution is developed!

Whilst in Germany, Dan worked with with brands such as Daniel Wellington and BMW - Ja!

Adam worked with clients like Vodafone, TAFE NSW, Adobe and also won the 'Good Design Australia' award for his work on the Seatfrog website.

September 2016
Reach-U spin-off from Regio takes place. First procurement is won in collaboration with Teede Tehnokeskus to inventory roads digitally.

The prototype was improved by using LadyBug5 camera for photographing. Everything is done at the same time: data collection, development of the first version of Superscript to process the collected data, and creation of the application for the processed data. In addition, the digitalization method is further improved.

Against all odds, the new version of EyeVi's solution is ready to be used!

The name "Relume" is born.

relume

verb

[ri-loom]
To relight or rekindle (a light, flame, etc.)

September 2018
Reach-U wins the procurement to inventory all local roads in Estonia, and 27 000 km worth of road defects is detected.

The new methodology and equipment are tested on a vast scale and the whole process ends with great success!
April 2019
🚀 relume launches
Preparations for EyeVi's spin-off from Reach-U are started.

To do this they would have to build a company that would be profitable in its first year. Not the next Uber of *insert clever idea*.

June 2020
EyeVi is registered as a separate company. and starts a collaboration project with TalTech - a university in Tallinn - for training AI to detect road defects. A foundation is laid for automating the process further.

“Relume was an opportunity for us to build a profitable business, not a startup that bleeds cash, whilst doing what we love to do. It also allows us to learn about all types of businesses and the problems they deal with. These are all opportunities that we could potentially solve for in the future. For now, our goal is simple, we want to build a kickass business which means we really want our customers and the Webflow community to succeed too.”

Dan, Co-founder of Relume

December 2020
The investors round came to a successful end, and EyeVi finally got its official office at Kreutzwald street in Tartu. It’s no ordinary office, but a private house, where EyeVi’s team can feel themselves like home as they bring the digital transformation into the geospatial domain.

You've heard our story, it's now time for the world to hear yours.

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