Singapore-based messaging app Scrollback which focuses on creating online communities, has secured INR 3 crore led by Jungle Ventures with participation from Singapore’s National Research Foundation under the Technology Incubation Scheme, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network and Roland Turner.
Founded by IIT Kharagpur graduates Aravind Ravi-Sulekha and Gaurav Srivastav in June 2013, it was incubated at the Joyful Frog Digital Incubator in Singapore. Scrollback is an open source text chat service designed for communities that people can access from the web, mobile app or IRC.
Scrollback rooms have a friendly URL that user can share and promote online or offline and can configure Scrollback room with related twitter hashtags, so that when things go quiet, the app will try to spark a conversation by bringing the latest relevant tweets.
The new funding will be utilized to reach out to a greater number of forums. “Forums are probably the last frontier to get a Web 3.0 makeover and Scrollback has the right design and social elements to be a winner in the space,” said Amit Anand, managing partner at Jungle Ventures.
Apart from this, Facebook launched a similar app, called Rooms, in October for facilitating a simpler mode of conversation between communities. Also, It had introduced a new free mobile app for its Groups feature on Android and iOS devices that lets users to quickly create, join and navigate between groups on a mobile device.