Scan Inc., a San Francisco-based maker of a QR code reader app for iOS, has raised $1.7m in seed funding.
The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, Transmedia Capital, Ludlow Ventures, Ariel Poler, Naval Ravikant of AngelPool, Jim Pallotta of Raptor Group and Troy Carter.
In addition to the funding, Scan has also launched Scan Pages, user-friendly mobile websites accessible via custom QR code or short URL, which bring together everything a business (or individual) wants to share with its audience in one place including branding, social media, videos, blogs, other valuable content and calls to action.
Companies already using Scan Pages to engage with customers and fans include Barneys New York, Kroeger’s, Lady Gaga, People Water and others.
Founded in 2011 by CEO Garrett Gee, Kirk Ouimet, and Ben Turley, Scan aims to connect the real world with the digital universe through mobile technologies like QR codes, NFC, image recognition. etc.
The company also has offices in Provo, UT.