Indian-origin social network, Hubhopper, has received an undisclosed amount in its first round of funding, to build on core talent and develop its technology further. Based out of New Delhi, Hubhopper differentiates itself from the rest of the social networking hotspots by being more user-adaptive and responsive. After the latest round of funding, Founder-CEO Gautam Raj Anand said, “The next 12 months are extremely exciting for us as we take this platform to the next level and build on our core team.”
At present, Hubhopper is in talks with India and Singapore-based fund managers for future rounds of funding. The principle on which Hubhopper works is to give more real-time and overall control of the social network experience to users, instead of relying on robots and automation. Signing into Hubhopper gives you a console-like interface, where you can choose your primary interests and scale your extent of interest on the subsequent topics, thereby allowing you to fine-tune your own profile feed.
You will also get a country-specific view of what’s trending – giving a list of location-specific content based on your interests, apart from the broad lists of the first screen. Although the entire suite of Hubhopper’s features and capabilities are yet to go live, the blueprint is up for viewing and experiencing at the moment. Signing up for Hubhopper is easy – simply provide your email ID and key in a password combination, and you will be prompted to a setup screen, where you can add your own photograph, choose a username, and public ID. After this, you are directed to the screen where you can fine-tune your interests.
With a colourful interface and an overall friendly face, Hubhopper will aim to attract casual users who would look to keep their personal social lives away from work, and more enjoyable. With subsequent fundings, it will be interesting to see how the new social network in the block shapes up.