Singapore-based, GNum which allows users to convert their phone number into a URL, has secured USD 5.6 million Seed funding led by private equity firm Tembusu Partners. The company aims to utilize the raised funds to accelerate GNum’s rollout in Singapore, and subsequent expansion to four other countries in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
As Tech in Asia reported, in future, it is also planning to launch its operations in the United States, China, Hong Kong, India, and Australia.
GNum is a free online chat service allows users to share their personalized URL with friends and family for calling from the web with out sign up and log in other chat apps like Skype, Viber, Tango etc. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.
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“We are confident that GNum will augment the telecommunications ecosystem and bring tremendous value to users and partners by bridging the Internet and telephony divide, at a time of increasing social networking, mobile connectivity and emphasis on privacy,” said Chik Wai Chiew, partner at Tembusu Partners.