Geoloqi, a Portland, Oregon-based real-time mobile and web platform for securely sharing location data, recently raised $325k in seed funding.
Backers include local investors, led by TIE Oregon Charter Members, which injected $300k in July, and the Portland Seed Fund, which made a $25k investment, with an option to increase (double) the sum.
Co-founded by Amber Case and Aaron Parecki, Geoloqi offers an API and mobile applications that lets developers build location-based apps and create large datasets.
Users can subscribe to apps built on the platform such as privately sharing their location with other users or sending location-based reminders.
Still in beta, the product just launched a Wikipedia layer that, when turned on, will send push notifications to users’ phones about Wikipedia articles around them.