Vurb, a San Francisco, CA-based platform that connects apps to bring favorite people, places, and things together, raised approx. $2m in additional funding.
Backers included Tencent, Vivi Nevo, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. This round brought total funding to over $10m. In August 2014, the company had raised $8m in Series A funding from Redpoint Ventures. Other investors include Paypal Co-Fouder Max Levchin, Dropbox Founder Drew Houston, and other venture capital firms.
Led by Bobby Lo, CEO and Founder, Vurb operates a platform that connects apps like Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritc, Foursquare, Tastemade, etc., to bring all users’ favorite people, places and things together.
People can search for Places, Movies, TV, Music, Videos, or Events in the home screen and information is then presented in the form of a card. featuring actionable elements to e.g. make reservations, buy movie tickets, or book a ride.