Mentorcam, a Los Angeles, CA-based video messaging platform, raised $1.4M in pre-seed funding.
The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Studio VC, Kosinski Ventures, Realize Tech Fund and angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the team with business development and growth hires as well as to support product and engineering.
Led by Rune Hauge, CEO, Mentorcam is a video messaging platform designed to help consumers get advice from notable experts. The platform connects people who are looking for personal advice with subject matter experts who are otherwise difficult to access. The solution enables users to ask personal or business questions, seek advice, or get help building motivation, and receive personalized video responses from a number of experts in a variety of fields.
Users can ask questions privately in text message format or through a selfie video recording and receive personalized video responses from world-class experts. The mentor of choice will respond with a selfie video that addresses the user directly to answer the question. Responses are received within a short duration of time, sometimes within hours, and multiple questions can be asked over time to grow a relationship with the mentors.
Mentorcam can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.