Business messaging app Avaamo has raised $6.3 million in seed funding round led by WI Harper Group with others including Rembrandt Ventures Partners, Streamlined Ventures, Eleven Two Capital and Ovo Fund.
Avaamo was founded by two former TIBCO executives, Ram Menon and Sriram Chakravarthy in April this year, and offers free as well as premium service.
With Avaamo messaging app users can send one-to-one or group messages, and can also send voice memos or voice messages.
It also gives a very useful feature to add document links to messages, with the actual documents saved on the cloud. Avaamo is focusing on Indian market, and therefore besides having offices in Los Altos, California, the startup has set up office in Bangalore as well.
The company says, “A lot of the development work is done out of the Bangalore office and it’s currently hiring server developers and android/iOS developers in Bangalore.”
There are other companies offering a number of similar services, including Altassian’s HipChat, CoTap, Flickr founder built Slack, and ex-Skype engineers developed Fleep among others.
However, none of these really focus on the Indian market. Avaamo has also released an app for Android platform, while iOS version is expected to be available in a week’s time.