Yapert Raises $1.2 Million

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Yapert is an interactive mobile magazine that has raised a $1.2 million seed investment.  Tech Coast Angels led this round of funding.  Desert Angels, Pasadena Angels, and other angel investors participated in this round.  Yapert previously raised $500,000 during their Founders Round, which means that they have raised a total of $1.7 million.

The company will be using the funding to expand their sales and marketing.  Yapert was co-founder by Phil Kelly, Rick Cooper, and Michael Young.  Kelly is a former Motorola VP and the other two co-founders are tech veterans.

“Yapert enhances the fan experience with real-time social media updates from every major platform and access to exclusive content via our mobile platform,” stated Yapert CEO Phil Kelly. “We are very grateful to TCA, Desert and Pasadena Angels, and all our investors for their support.”

Yapert turns visual content from social media networks into streams based on searched interests like entertainment, lifestyle, music, fashion, and health and fitness.  Fans can customize the app through theFavorites option and receive notifications when there is new content added.

Yapert is currently available on the Apple App Store.  You can download the app or sign up for Android Beta on Yapert.com.