Taking the next stepJun 14, 2017
Sometimes we get asked what the hell we’re doing all day long ⛱. Among other fun things like jodeling all day long, we take care of financing our app. Believe it or not, this whole thing costs money. And as we are 100% dedicated to improving the experience on Jodel, we partner up with investors that currently finance our daily joy on Jodel.
Now - two and a half years after launching Jodel - we are happy to announce that new partners support us with their love and expertise (and also €6M in capital 💰) in our mission: to let you instantly engage with the community around you.
Let us introduce you to those that are from now on to be praised in every boring Monday-morning lecture:
Firstly, the Silicon-Valley-based Floodgate team, whose former investments include Twitter, Twitch, and Lyft. Our partner Ryan is a former Techno DJ and Berghain regular 🏢 who is looking forward to finally having a Berlin based company in his portfolio.
Secondly, Adam d’Angelo: CEO/founder of the knowledge platform Quora and former CTO of a social network called Facebook. Info to our most ambitious Jodelers: We do not give out his Kik account.
Thirdly, the Kima Ventures team that after investing in Zenly and Yellow sees no ceiling in Mobile Local Social. For further investment opportunities, we’d like to propose the following ventures: https://youtu.be/J-GVd_HLlps.
Last but not least, we also enjoy continuous support in this financing round from our previous partners: Rubylight, Global Founders Capital, and Atlantic Labs.
So how will our journey continue after this?
We are committed to developing a platform to discover, follow and participate in the most relevant conversations with people nearby. We will continue to roll-out features around that vision to create the locally most relevant and harmonical experience on our platform.
We will keep spreading the joy of jodeling to continue to grow our community internationally. If you have non-Jodeler friends, invite five of them to download and use Jodel. We might send you a coupon. Thank you.
Last but not least, we’d like to thank all you passionate Jodelers out there that are building the great community we all enjoy. Since we’re just getting started, keep collecting Karma, and we promise something good will happen 🔮
Smile and enjoy the ride! 🏄
Tim & the Jodel team