Local Commerce Messaging App Lookup Raises Seed Funding From Kris Gopalakrishnan

With Lookup, Innoz Technologies aims to help users get answers and first hand information from local businesses.

Lookup is a local commerce messaging app founded by Deepak Ravindran of Innoz Technologies. Lookup helps consumers chat with local businesses and shops and assures to get your queries answered in a matter of 5 minutes.
Lookup can be used to make reservations at nearby restaurants and hotels, to make appointments at spas, salons, clinics, to get information about offers, deals and prices and also to share images with businesses to find information about products.
lookup1Lookup has raised $160,000 (INR 1 Crore) from Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan (.
Lookup is also raising $1mn which they expect to close in a week or so. The funding will be used to expand operations across the country and to also expand into other developing markets.

“India has the highest shop density in the world with over 11 outlets for every 1000 people. Indian retail market is set to reach $700-$750 billion by 2015. With Lookup, we aim to bring the power of technology into the hands of every small business owner to help them connect with customers effortlessly.”– Deepak Ravindran, founder of Lookup.

Lookup is available for free download on Android Play Store. Here is a short video to help understand Lookup:

Innoz Technologies has also launched an initiative called the offlineinternet.org and made their mobile SMS based technology open source after buying back full stakes from Seedfund.
Competitor in business messaging service, Haptik had recently secured $1 million first round of equity financing from Kalaari Capital.


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