Founders of the SMS-based offline search engine in India – Innoz has recently raised $500k in Seed funding from 500 Startups and a few other angel investors to build a Jelly like app targeted towards the US market.
The app, named as Quest will be combining its question and answer platform with automatic geotagging, which will help the users to find people who can answer questions. In simpler words, “Ask a question from your phone. Within minutes, someone nearby will answer your question.”
The app is currently available on Android and will be launched on iOS in a few days.
With the funding, Deepak Ravindran and Mohammed Hisamuddin, founders of Innoz will be relocating from their Bangalore offices to join 500 Startups’ latest batch starting this February.
The company has also got AltaVista founder Louis Monier, Pranav Mistry, director of research at Samsung and Asha Jadeja, an angel investor, as advisors on the board, reports TechCrunch.