Burpple, a Singapore-based local food discovery platform, raised US$6m (approximately S$8.4m) in funding.
Backers included Tembusu Partners, SPH Media Fund and Triumph Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to enhance its existing features, introduce complimentary dining services, and hire engineers and product development staff as it prepares for a regional roll out.
Launched in 2012 and led by Dixon Chan, CEO, Burpple is a mobile app and website that helps users decide where to eat based on recommendations from other food-lovers and Burpple editors. The company recently launched an online service for F&B owners to expand their reach by connecting with Burpple users. More than 1,000 F&B owners have signed up for the Burpple for Business service.
Burpple is available for free download on Apple App Store and Google Play at www.burpple.com/getapp, and available on the web at www.burpple.com.
Existing shareholders include Neoteny Labs, Silicon Straits, NUS Technologies Holdings and QuestVC.