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Closed Date2/2013

General Information
DescriptionCloud for smart apps on simple phones


Headquarters - NYC
33 W 17th Street
9th fl
New York, NY, 10011



TOTAL $5.58M
Series A, 1/2008
RRE Ventures
Partial Close, 4/2009
Partial Close, 8/2011


Peek & Co Closed down February 22, 2013

Peek & Co

Peek’s mission is to connect everyone, everywhere.

The Peek Genius Cloud puts smart apps on simple devices, such as the huge flow of low cost phones created by the China ecosystem.

As low-cost smartphones and featurephones have reached 50% share of the global phone market, major emerging brands such as ZTE, MicroMax, Nexian, and K-Touch pre-install Peek apps to make their phones do more.

For Android and embedded featurephone OSes, Peeks apps include cloud-powered

  • push email,
  • chat and IM,
  • picture sharing,
  • cloud backup,
  • smart SMS with spam block,
  • video chat
  • homescreen widgets like weather and news.

Peek’s cloud platform and embedded applications were originally developed for the award-winning device launched in September 2008: Peek, Peek Pronto and Peek 9.

Awards: WIRED Magazine “#1 Gear of the Year,” Time Magazine “#1 Gadget of the Year,” IDEA Product Design Awards, ID Magazine Annual Design Review “Design Distinction”, and thousands of press mentions including Good Morning America, ABC This Week, Oprah, Ellen, The Tyra Banks Show, NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Engadget.

Peek software is available on a wide range of devices around the world. Links to the partners and demos of some applications are viewable at

Peek has raised over $25 million in capital from RRE Ventures, L Capital, Bharti Enterprises, Softbank, and others.

Recent Milestones

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    Closed. (2/22/13)
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    Peek & Co added Mohsen Moazami as Peek. (1/4/12)
    Posted 10/11/12 at 8:33pm
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    Peek & Co — Launched Genius Cloud in India with Micromax (9/1/11)
    Posted 3/15/12 at 8:44am via
  • Dollar
    Peek & Co received $626k in Partial Close funding. (8/12/11)
    Posted 10/4/13 at 4:48am via
  • Dollar
    Peek & Co received $4.95M in Partial Close funding. (4/30/09)
    Posted 2/14/14 at 2:01am via
  • Dollar
    Peek & Co received in Series A funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 6/27/13 at 3:08pm
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    Peek & Co added Dan Morel as CTO. (11/30/07)
    Posted 12/16/11 at 12:41pm
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    Peek & Co added John Tantum as Chairman and Co-Founder. (1/1/07)
    Posted 5/1/11 at 8:22pm
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    Peek & Co added Amol Sarva as CEO and Founder. (1/1/07)
    Posted 11/29/08 at 10:36am



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Above: Peek homepage 2011
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Peek device (2008)

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Above: Peek device (2008) Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 4/17/12

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