Indonesian Q&A platform Infonesia has raised the seed round of funding from Silicon Valley-based early stage venture fund and seed accelerator 500 Startups. The startup will utilize the recently raised fund to hire developers, brand development and client acquisition.
Infonesia is based on the similar knowledge sharing model like Quora and Ask.fm, which are not adapted to the Indonesian market.
“Everyone has the right to get the information they seek wherever they are and whenever they need to. Moreover, everyone has a story to tell, and expertise and experiences to share. This is something valuable that can potentially benefit a lot of people,” Ihsan Fadhlur Rahman, founder and CEO of Infonesia said
The startup was founded by Ihsan Fadhlur Rahman, a former intern of Uber Indonesia in August 2016. However, the app was made live on play store in May this year. Till now, the app has been downloaded for more than 10,000 times and has served a total of 30,000 questions. Out of those questions, over 7,500 listeners have played them more than 110,000 times.
The platform allows users to interact with primary information sources such as celebrities, experts, or even the common people through a series of questions and answers. Other companies in this domain, which include are Quora, Reddit and Yahoo! Answers among others.