drupe, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based app for people to communicate on smartphones, closed a $3M funding round.
Backers included Canaan Partners Israel and Sweet Capital.
Launched by CEO Barak Witkowski and CTO Assaf Ziv, and also led by CMO Oded Lilos, drupe mobile lets users intuitively interact with any of their contacts with a swipe. The Android app allows people to interact with friends via various apps by working as an overlay layer focused on the user’s contacts, rather than apps.
Users can drag their contact to the phone and navigation app, WhatsApp, text messages, calendar invites, social networks, video calls and more. It also analyzes usage and predicts with whom users would like to communicate in order to build and continuously keep their contact list relevant.
The company previously raised $1M seed round from Yigal Jacoby, Curios Minds, TMT investments and private investors.