New trivia app HQ ‘hoping to raise capital at $100m valuation’

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals

December 9, 2017

HQ Trivia, the live trivia game show app built by two of the co-founders of Vine, is reportedly looking to raise venture capital funding in a round that could value the company at as much as $100 million.

According to Recode, HQ is seeking a post-money valuation somewhere in the $80 million to $100 million range and is “getting looks from all of Silicon Valley’s most popular VCs”.

The app streams live trivia games for real cash prizes twice per day. It was launched by Colin Krollin and fellow Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov in October but has already attracted a sizeable audience, with between 200,000 and 300,000 players logging in per session.

HQ is currently only available on iOS but a recent tweet suggests that an Android launch is planned in time for Christmas.

It read: “Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.”