NearGroup Chatbot, a mobile app to chat instantly with
potential-dates (on Facebook Messenger itself), is selected among 18 companies across the world (only Indian company for this year) at Boost.vc accelerator program. The three month accelerator program includes housing and office space in Silicon Valley.
California-based Boost VC is a seed-stage accelerator that invests in blockchain and virtual reality startups. It invests funding in exchange for 7% equity of the company. Also it would be offering network to VC, workspace and housing to the selected startups. NearGroup will be shifting base to San Francisco by 10 Feb 2017.
Delhi-based startup was founded 4 months ago by Prashant Pitti (Graduated from IIT-Madras), NearGroup chatbot runs on FB messenger. Hence no need to download any app, user can start chatting with someone. If you enjoy chatting with someone, then only disclose your
profile. It is processing between 500k to 1.3 million chats a day.
Couple of senior chatbot influential folks (based in SF) are also signed up as Advisors in order to help NearGroup grow faster as dating-chatbot for the world. Lots of 16-22 year teens in Philippines & USA are active on NearGroup. The startup is having more than 5000 daily active users.