- Mountain View, California
- YongoPal is a mobile application that enables its users to get connected with peer groups across the world to share information.
- Jiho Kang, Darien Brown, Daron Hall
- Social Media, Apps, Mobile
Wander (YongoPal) provides the opportunity to explore the world and immerse yourself in new cultural experiences through your iPhone, with new friends serving as your local guides.
In its first iteration, the application takes the form of a structured pen-pal experience built around mission-prompted photo and text based interactions. It emphasizes one-on-one interactions between people of similar ages in different parts of the world.
Funding Rounds (5) - $185kUpdate
|Sep 26, 2014||The Next Web - Wayfare Brings Penpalling into the Modern Era|
|Mar 15, 2014||Mashable - New iPhone App Connects Strangers Around the World Through Instagram Photos|
|Oct 28, 2011||The Next Web - Wander: The story of an app that failed, then succeeded in connecting the world|
|May 30, 2011||Edukwest - EDUKWEST #29 with Darien Brown & Jon Hickey of YongoPal|
|Apr 6, 2011||Venture Beat - The coolest companies from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups|
|Feb 10, 2011||TechCrunch - 500 Startups Announces First Class Of New Incubator Program|
|Nov 25, 2010||techflash.com - Wander (f. YongoPal) raises 100000 in angel round|
|Aug 31, 2010||techflash.com - Wander (f. YongoPal) raises 25000 in grant round|
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