Crowd obtained a 6-digit investment from Swisscom Ventures, investiere and other business angels. investiere-investors contributed a total of CHF 200’000 to this round.
Crowd combines mobile messaging, activity discovery and group coordination in one app. Using an intuitive user interface and machine-intelligence algorithms developed at ETH Zurich, Crowd significantly reduces the time and effort needed to coordinate and plan a get-together with friends.
Crowd was co-founders by Markus Gross, an ETH Professor (Chair of Computer Science ETH), Vice President of Research at The Walt Disney Company and an accomplished serial entrepreneur with two successful exits.
As one of the 2015 Swisscom startup challenge winners, Crowd had the opportunity to completed a week-long mentoring programme in Silicon Valley. During this trip to California, the team had the opportunity to establish contacts with potential partners, advisors and future investors.