Fishbowl, a NYC-based social network for professionals chatting daily about their work lives, raised $5.3m in Series A financing.
The round – which brought total funding raised to $7.5m – was led by GGV Capital with participation from Alex Zhu, Head of TikTok. In conjunction with the funding, Hans Tung, managing partner, GGV Capital, joined the board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its reach across industries, with plans to open up to professionals in the law, entertainment, healthcare, and tech verticals.
Fishbowl provides professionals with a networking platform to have conversations with peers. The system empowers professionals to congregate online across industries, and to have open conversations with others in their field and company. It is used by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, industry thought leaders, and junior analysts.
Led by CEO & Co-founder Matt Sunbulli, Fishbowl will be launching to professionals working in law in January of 2020. Most recently, the company launched to the education community, creating a channel specific to kindergarten through grade 12 teachers and educators in the U.S.
Fishbowl is currently accessible through its mobile app available on iOS and Android devices and is free for all users.