Uppidy raised* $300K in equity for text message app
A Northern Virginia and Columbia-based firm that markets the Uppidy app on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry is
seeking to raised $300,000 in equity financing, according to an SEC filing today. according to company founder Joshua Konowe.
* Update: Konowe reached out to me to update with some more facts, after I initially reported in this post that Uppidy was in the process of raising $300K. He said that Uppidy has already raised the $300K.
The investors are Fortify.Vc of the Washington area, Paul Silber of Blu Ventures of Northern Virginia, and an angel investor group from Silicon Valley. They'll be spending the money to round out the tech team, and add premium services and game mechanics "to speed viral growth," says Konowe. What's interesting is that Uppidy has "spent $0 on marketing" so far, and has thousands of users, Konowe said.
Uppidy, which is led by entrepreneur Joshua Konowe, is an app that allows smartphone users to "share, search and store text messages."
It's basically an app for managing your mobile messages, offering users a dashboard and even a hashtag service (#upp) that they can use to post messages on Uppidy's own Twitter-like site: Uppidy Live.
For people who are heavy texters (not me), it sounds like this app is a big help. TechCocktail has more details on the tech here.
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