Homeis, a Tel Aviv, Israel- and NYC-based digital platform for immigrant communities around the world, raised $12m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Canaan and Spark Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to serve all immigrant communities in the U.S. and across the globe, starting with Mexicans and other Latino communities in the U.S. in 2019.
Founded in 2017 by Ran Harnevo and Hanan Lashover, Homeis is a digital platform for foreigners around the world to build communities around culture, share experiences and practical local knowledge. Through the app, users have access to social and utility based connections, from finding new friends, relationships and jobs, to recommendations for local services and events.
Each new user logs in and answers two simple questions: what country are they from originally and where do they live right now. By answering, the user is immediately welcomed into his or her community. From there, users enjoy a combination of social and utility resources. From opportunities to meet friends, chat and network to advice on how to find the right lawyers, doctors or restaurants.
All content is created and vetted by the community, based on its shared culture.
Communities currently serve Indians, Israelis and French in the U.S., among other global communities.