Biba, a new conference calling app, launches with USD 15 mn funding

Biba, a US based iOS & Android mobile app designed to make conferencing easy and quick, came out of stealth mode after more than a year, where its founders used its USD 5 million series A funding to develop the product.

The app raised another USD 15 million in series B funding on its first day of launch. Funding round was led by InterWest Partners, with participation from previous investors like Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, and few other investors.

How it works?

“Business communication is a complicated problem in need of an elegant solution that people love to use,” says Carlin Wiegner, CEO and Co-founder, Biba. “We have completely re-imagined the problem to deliver an app that drastically improves communications at work.”

The application allows users to schedule an event/meeting and notify other attendees who are on Biba. Attendees are reminded to register for the Biba service, incase they haven’t. Moreover, Biba automatically scans for its registered users’ contacts based on their organization

Once a user fixes a meeting, he/she need not worry about the call time anymore, as at the time of call Biba calls the user and there is no need for a username or password. Incase a call gets disconnected, Biba automatically tries and reconnects the call. The whole idea is to solve the problem of conference calling by making it simple, convenient and scheduled.

Its messaging feature allows people to be contacted from their contact list without the need for any phone number. Users can also see whether or not the other person is available and when they start typing in the text (quite similar to whatsapp). However, messages on Biba are synced across mobile and desktop platforms.

Prior to Biba, Wiegner successfully founded and exited CubeTree, an enterprise social networking service.

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