HiHello raises $2.5 million to finally fix contact management

TechCrunch | 2/18/2019 | Staff
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HiHello, the latest startup to take aim at business cards with its own digital alternative, has now raised a $2.5 million seed round to continue its efforts in building a better contact management solution designed for the mobile era. The new financing was led by August Capital, K9 Ventures and TenOneTen Ventures, and will see Villi Iltchev from August Capital joining the HiHello board as a result.

With HiHello, Kumar is giving contact management and business networking another shot. Version 1 of the app offered a simple solution that lets users exchange contact information by way of scanning a QR code with their phone’s native camera app, or by sharing information using SMS or email. The mobile app lets you create custom profiles in order to share either your work contact information, personal details, or any other custom profiles you want, with another person.

HiHello - Phase - Company - Ideas - Apps

As HiHello enters its next phase, the company aims to pick up some of the better ideas from past apps in this space – like Plaxo, Bump and even CardMunch – while also overcoming their limitations.

For example, Bump had once required that both people have the app installed in order to work. HiHello today already works if only one person has the app. But...
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