Aviate, a Palo Alto-based developer of an intelligent home screen for Android smartphones, confirmed it raised $1.8m in funding.
The news was firstly reported by TechCrunch (read here)
Backers included Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Freestyle Capital, Draper Associates, Dan Rose and Keval Desai.
The company intends to use the funds to hire engineers and designers and develop the product.
Co-founded as ThumbsUp Labs in 2011 by Mark Daiss, William Choi and Paul Montoy-Wilson, Aviate aims to connect people to personalized information at the moment it’s useful for Android users. The still-to-be launched service will organize the mobile applications for the user and then – based on time and location – it will adapt as it learns which apps he/she needs.