Qazzow, Inc., a Seattle, WA-based developer of advanced Q&A technology for websites and web applications, closed a $2.4m Series A financing.
The round was co-led by WRF Capital (the venture investment arm of Washington Research Foundation) and Voyager Capital, with participation from Summit Capital, the W Fund and several strategic angel investors including Voyager’s Venture Partner Geoff Entress. In conjunction woith the funding, Thong Le from WRF Capital, Bill McAleer from Voyager Capital, and tech industry veteran Ken Myer will join Qazzow’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to acquire more customers, test and execute its go-to-market strategy, extend its service and capabilities, and recruit tech people.
Founded by Dr. Jake Wobbrock, CEO, as a spin-out from the University of Washington’s Information School, Qazzow aims to improve the on-line customer experience by providing users with instant answers in context, wherever they are on a site or in an application.
The technology, which can be deployed on e-commerce sites on any device, is already used by several pilot customers.
The company expects a general release of its solution in the first quarter of 2014.