Open Garden, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a crowdsourcing platform to connect mobile devices, has raised $2m in seed funding.
Backers include Allan Green, David Ulevitch and Derek Parham, as well as Tokyo-based Digital Garage.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its team with developers, implement new features and continue to improve the experience of its software users.
Founded in 2011 by Micha Benoliel, CEO, Open Garden Open is a platform for moving the bytes of the mobile Internet.
– carriers deliver better data coverage, relieve congestion on their networks by offloading 3G and 4G Android phone traffic to Wi-Fi and maximize speed through operator’s multi-data network utilization;
– people connect smartphones, tablets, and computers to share wireless data connections between friends, family and other Open Garden users.
Its first application, Open Garden Wifi Tethering, was released in early 2011.
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