- Organization closed on December 31, 2012
- Funding Received
- $5.6 Million in 3 Rounds from 1 Investor
- November, 2007
- New York, NY
- Peek made a simple smartphone. The software platform for smart apps on low-cost hardware is now part of Softbank, Viber and Twitter
- Amol Sarva, John Tantum
- Electronics, Messaging, Chat, Email, Apps, Cloud Computing, Mobile
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 www.peek.ly
Peek has raised over $25 million in capital from RRE Ventures, L Capital, Bharti Enterprises, Softbank, and others.
Past Team (6)Update
Funding Rounds (3) - $5.6MUpdate
Headquarters - NYC
33 W 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
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