An app that combines group voting and free chat has attracted fresh funding.
This funding comes in the form of 250K from Steve Vachani who has been instrumental in developing four fully branded web companies with combined revenues of over $500 million and collective valuation of over $1.5 billion.
Votechat is a service where users initiate chats with their friends, who can then suggest new ideas or vote existing ones up. Once the pre-determined time period has expired, or a given idea has passed the established vote threshold, a winner is declared. The founders say that with free instant messaging anytime, anywhere, Votechat is the best available medium for goal-oriented digital discussions.
“These days, there are a million different ways for people to communicate. Facebook for private chats and Twitter for quick updates and Instagram and Skype and Facetime and all the rest. What doesn’t exist yet is a platform built specifically to get things done, to encourage conversation, not for conversation’s sake, but to achieve an actual fixed goal,” says Votechat Co-Founder Stewart Alsopp.