Foko, a Gatineau, Quebec, Canada-based photo-sharing and messaging service for businesses, raised $2m in seed funding.
Backers included BDC Capital, Real Ventures, and
— Sarah Imbach — Formerly the Chief Operating Officer of LinkedIn
— Brian O’Higgins — Founder and Former CTO of Entrust
— Peter Griffiths — Formerly the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Associates
— Sebastien Marineau — Vice President at Apple
— Paul Tsaparis — Formerly CEO of HP Canada
— Eric Yau — Sr. Vice President, Solutions and Customer Support at BMC
— Ricardo Poupada — Formerly the Sr. Vice President and General Manager of IGN International and AskMen (Fox Digital Media, Ziff Davis)
The funding, which is in addition to the $450k in seed funding the company secured in the early-Fall of 2014 (read here), will be used to continue to improve the service and increase awareness of Foko.
Led by Marc Gingras, CEO, Foko is a secure photo sharing service for enterprise organizations. Downloadable from the Apple or Google Pay online stores, a user can snap photos, including messages, and send them to other employees within their company. They can also filter people they are following as well as respond with comments to others’ photo messages.