Flashy Android contacts widget Drupe calls up $3m in new funding

Andy Boxall | July 11, 2016

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Drupe, an alternative mobile contacts app for Android, has completed a new funding round, in which it raised $3m. Canaan Partners Israel and Sweet Capital have been named as investors, with the latter being known for its relationship with King Digital Entertainment.

Drupe has raised $3m in investment

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The funds will be used to continue development of the app, and adds to the $1m already invested with the company. The app is a home screen widget for Android, that shows common contact and the most relevant ways of communicating with them, including through third-party messaging apps and social networks.

Drupe is looking into sponsorship opportunities to monetize the app — such as offering contact slots to advertisers, to display locally relevant ads — and to approach mobile operators to pre-install the app on phones, according to a report by TechCrunch.

You can learn more about Drupe by visiting its website here.

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