Connecticut Innovations announced Tuesday that it has invested $750,000 in deets Inc. through its Seed Investment Fund. The funding was the catalyst behind the company’s relocation from Los Olivos, Calif. to Westport.
deets is an app available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with plans for an Android release during the first quarter of 2013 that serves as an “on the fly, group communication tool.” With the app, users can create groups and share specific information (contact info, plans, photos, and more) with the right people instantly.
“We’re excited to welcome deets Inc. to Connecticut,” CI CEO Claire Leonardi said. “This company offers a unique application not addressed by current communication networks, and it joins a growing base of mobile technology companies in Connecticut, helping to strengthen our state’s capabilities in this rapidly growing sector.”
deets has previously been featured by Apple when it was listed under “What’s Hot” in the iTunes Store and had a lengthy feature on TechCrunch.
“With so much information coming at us through various channels — email, text messages, voicemail, social media — it’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. That’s why we created deets,” said Linda Miller, CEO and founder of deets Inc. “Our platform gives control back to the individual to develop relationship-managed groups so communication is quick and relevant.”