Singapore-India based open source chat platform for online communities, Scrollback has closed a US$400,000 seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures. The round was supported by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner and other angel investors from Singapore.
Co-founded by Aravind Ravi-Sulekha & Gaurav Srivastava in June 2013 at the JFDI.Asia accelerator programme, Scrollback enables users to create chat rooms on their topics of interest and make conversations with like-minded people.
“Most online platforms today are about connecting you with friends and family in new ways. Online platforms from a decade ago, like web forums and IRC chat rooms, focussed on forming communities by connecting you with strangers who share your interests. Scrollback aims to bring that sense of community to the modern era. We aim to become the discussion platform of choice for every online community,” – Aravind Ravi-Sulekha, co-founder, Scrollback.
In the past one year, Scrollback has grown to over 700 active communities across South East Asia, America and Europe.
Scrollback rooms can be embedded in community websites and apps and connected to IRC and Twitter to enable conversations that span multiple platforms. They can also be shared and promoted easily, both online and offline.