Update: Lookup has raised INR 1 Cr. in funding from Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. The startup is further looking at raising $1 Mn which it expects to close in a week or so, reports Techcircle. It has also acqui-hired RecommerceHub, a startup that sold refurbished electronic devices and has also roped in Anup Mohan, co-founder of Flamingos Media.
It plans to use the raised funds will use the funds to expand the services to other cities including Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
With the increased dependency on mobile phones in our day to day activities, the time has perhaps come that we can say we need our mobile phones as much as we need to breathe in this modern, always connected world out there!
This notion goes for the local grocery stores, vendors and other related businesses, as they not only have to compete with malls but also with the ecommerce giants in the same space (plumbers, carpenters and the like). Here’s a new app that will help them serve their clients much better and effectively.
LookUp: Chat with your Neighbourhood Stores – Securely!
While there are indeed a hundred messaging apps out there and many local store owners have even taken to WhatsApp to reach out to their customers and even market themselves effectively. But there is always a security issue involved as one has to disclose their number to the store owners for the same. LookUp by Deepak Ravindran, ex – Innoz Technologies aims to change this.
The app allows you to chat securely with local store owners without having to disclose your mobile number to them. Currently available only in Bengaluru, the app allows users to do a number of things such as: