6degrees, a self-updating phone book app, has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round led by TV Mohandas Pai, a serial investor and former Infosys board member, as per a report in e27.
The funding round also saw participation from a group of angel investors in the mobile and social space. The startup is run by Abhriya Pte Ltd, which is incorporated in Singapore with a development office in Bangalore.
Founded in December last year by Niranjan Rao and Arun Samudrala and commercially launched in June this year, 6degrees helps a user find people on friends’ phones, with their permission. It also acts as a self-updating phone book giving a user automatic updates when friends change contacts.
The startup claims to have surpassed 150,00 monthly active users in India, and is currently in talks with leading smartphones companies to integrate the app, the report said.
6degrees received $40,000 in funding from the Singapore government early last year.
Mohandas Pai has been quite active with investments in startups this year. He recently invested an undisclosed amount in Gujarat-based Gingercrush, a licensed product-customisation platform. Pai’s Aarin Capital Partners also led a funding round in online lending platform Faircent in October.
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