Opinionaided, a New York based mobile question-and-answer app, has raised $4.3m in its Series A funding round.
The company already raised $1m in March 2011 and $275k in November 2010 (see related news).
The round was led by SoftBank Capital and BlueRun Ventures, with participation from seed investors General Catalyst and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, as well as angel investors Mark Wachen of DreamIt Ventures, Jonah Goodhart of Point Ventures Group, Facebook advisor and Path investor Karl Jacob, ENIAC Ventures and Vince Monical, former head of emerging platforms at Google, among others.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its service and extend it to other platforms such as Android.
Led by co-founder and CEO Dan Kurani, Opinionaided allows users to ask questions in a variety of categories and receive dozens of responses in a few minutes from their peers. The company’s version 3.1 of its iOS app introduces an enhanced user interface and new tools for consumers to engage and interact. It enables users to send questions to anyone – even outside of the Opinionaided community – using SMS, Twitter and Facebook and includes tools designed to elevate the user experience, such as comprehensive bios, online image search and overall improved content targeting.
In conjunction with the funding, Karl Jacob, Jay Jamison, venture partner at BlueRun Ventures, and Joe Medved, partner at SoftBank Capital, will join the company’s board.
02/03/2011: Opinionaided Closes $1M Funding Round