JPY 51 million (US$500,000) poured into social problem solving service Any+Times today. The startup announced the round of funding, noting that gaming giant DeNA (TSE:2432) and venture capital firm Incubate Fund led the financing. According to Entrepedia, This funding is the first for Any+Times.
Any+Times allows users to crowdsource solutions to everyday problems from their neighbors. If you need someone to keep your goldfish alive while you sip bubbly in Rome or simply cannot figure out how to assemble the latest Snarfujor from Ikea, then you send out a request, name your price, and wait for one of your more enterprising neighbors to swing by to deliver a good deed. The service is currently accessible only via the web, but this new funding could finally bring the startup to smartphones. ...continue reading ...
Tech In Asia 6/25/2014 [en]
- Crowd sourcing for business has became as large as establishing an association. Any+Times more focuses on household tasks such as cleaning or assembling of furniture. The service prepares request form by the categories in order to make as easy as possible for users to ask the tasks, which is different from other general crowd sourcing services.