U2opia Mobile, a Singapore based company, is a social applications developer with a focus on mobile experience. U2opia Mobile utilizes among other technologies, the core GSM protocol – USSD – to allow access to ‘anyphone’, anywhere, anytime. The Company’s application Fonetwish, allows users to access the popular social networking sites like Facebook without the need of a data connection, using the popular USSD platform to enable a handset agnostic and ubiquitous access to Facebook. The application boasts of 300+ million users globally and has presence across India, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Matrix Partners India has announced that it has invested as the sole investor in the first institutional round of funding of U2opia Mobile Pte Ltd.
We remain excited about the consumer mobile services opportunity in India and believe that mobile will be integral to the growth of social media in India. We are excited to be associated with Sumesh, Ankit and the team at U2opia and have been impressed by what they have been able to accomplish in a short period of time. We look forward to partnering with them on their journey.” said Rishi Navani, Managing Director, Matrix India.
In India, U2opia service is used by Airtel and Tata DoCoMo to offer non-GPRS access to Twitter and FB to subscribers.