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
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.