Unmute, a Los Angeles-based developer of an interactive conversation app, raised $2.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern, Robert Kirkman and other angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the team and conduct growth initiatives.
Launched in November by CEO Justin Spraggins and Jared Kemink, Unmute is an open platform where users can discover, host, and share interactive phone calls with people around the world. The platform applies a social layer to calls, which are openly broadcast for anyone around the world to tune into and interact with through comments, likes, and shared photos. In addition, hosts have the ability to “unmute” users and bring them into the live call.
Calls are archived to replay at anytime, share to social, and save to post as a podcast.