Besomebody, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based mobile platform that enables users to learn through passion-based Experiences, closed a $1m second funding round.
The round was led by Fred Tillman with participation from E.W. Scripps Company and a group of angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds to ramp up its marketplace growth in the Austin metro area and begin targeted national expansion.
Led by Kash Shaikh, Founder and CEO, Besomebody recently completed a Beta launch of its iPhone app that enables people to learn anything they are passionate about by booking Experiences with talented people around them. The early launch, focused on Austin, Texas, drove nearly 30,000 downloads in three months, with over 400 Experiences taught by more than 200 teachers on the platform called “Passionaries”, independent business owners who set the prices and parameters of their Experiences on the app.
Users book directly from their phones, and then both parties meet in person for a hands-on experience. The app can be downloaded for free in the app store: http://appstore.com/besomebody.