Lookup Closes USD 100K from Swiss Metal and Financial Services Firm MKS


Local commerce mobile messaging app, Lookup which had earlier raised USD 160,000 in seed funding, has now closed USD 100,000 from Swiss metals and financial services firm, MKS (Switzerland) SA.

As per a TechCircle report, the raised funds will be used for product development as well as to partner with more retailers. And, the deal is expected to be closed by the end of this month.

It has also partnered with Bangalore police to help the public connect with the Police over chat. After this pilot run with Koramangala Police Station, the service will be extended all over Bengaluru.

The company wrote how it works in a Blog Post “Once you are on the search screen, along with the nearby businesses, you would also be shown the nearest police station. In any case, if you want to chat with the Police, just tap on Police Station and start reporting. A police officer from that particular police station would respond to your chats. Users can even share pictures with police,”

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Image Source: Company Blog Post

Lookup app can be used to make reservations at restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels; to book appointments at spas, salons, clinics, hospitals; get information about deals, product availability, prices, timings from the offline stores as well as to share pictures with local stores to get information about products. Currently, it is available in Bangalore, India and will expand to more cities soon.

The app is freely available for Android users and its competitor in business messaging service, Haptik had recently raised USD 1 million from Kalaari Capital.

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