Taiwan based Plurk Limited, a pseudonym-based social network, has just announced their funding from WI Harper. Terms were not disclosed.
How is Plurk different from other social networks? Plurk is creating waves among the social space with its collection of highly retentive, pseudonym communities. Its viral content curation and privacy-focused features fuel their strong growth, with more than three million ‘plurks’ posted everyday. According to the press release, every active user, on average, posted 15 remarks per day.
As people are getting tired of social products that are based on ‘who do you know in real life’, Plurk has carefully positioned itself as the leading alternative which enriches social experience via content discovery while making friends with people based on common interest.
With the new fund injection, the company will focus on product innovation, global expansion into key cities and countries, as well as supporting hiring needs. As part of this expansion, Plurk is announcing the launch of ‘Anonymous Plurking’, a feature that allow users to post anonymous content to their friend’s timeline. The new product reiterates the company’s vision to build a highly sticky social network that values user privacy over friend discovery.
“We want to build not only a great community, but also a new kind of social destination that approaches human connection differently. Our users value privacy more than users of other social networks. We don’t use real names. We talk funny. We are easily amused and at times, easily offended. I have given up hope trying to figure this community out. But we will always strive to provide the environment needed for the community to grow and sustain itself,” says Alvin Woon, founder of Plurk.
Other than Plurk, Roam & Wander Limited, a children’s entertainment studio based in Hong Kong and Taipei, has also recently received Series A investments from WI Harper and as well as TMI Ventures. Alvin is also a partner at TMI Ventures.
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