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FlirtAR App Raises $1.5M Seed Funding To Connect People Online Through Geolocation Based Augmented Reality

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FlirtAR is about connecting people. It’s about dating made simple. It’s about the perception that the right moment is now! So basically FlirtAR uses Augmented Reality (AR), Realtime, Geolocation and Face Recognition to make that happen. They see a lot of more of the same out there and they are creating a really new and disruptive technology to empower the users with empathy and innovation. To find out more about their technology we sat down with Renan Godinho, CEO and Co-founder of FlirtAR:


Q: You’ve recently announced $1.5m in Seed Round; could you tell us something more?

A: Yes, we definitely succeeded in this first round once we got the massive participation of our first-degree networking without making a great effort. This happened because friends and angels from US and Brazil really share the same purpose and dream to connect people. Besides we’ve talked to some of the biggest Silicon Valley VCs once the subject is really interesting.

Q: What inspired you to start the company?

A: Well, I had been single for a while and hadn’t met anyone worth spending quality time with. The other dating apps were not working out too well for me. I kept seeing this really cute girl around my college campus and I didn’t know how to approach her. I knew I wanted to meet her, but I didn’t feel confident enough to go up to her. I hadn’t found the right moment. As I kept seeing this girl, I jotted down my idea of the perfect dating app. I wanted to meet her in real time, a place we were both at, and maybe even learn something about her before going up to her and striking up a conversation. That’s why I created FlirtAR.

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Q: Why is now the time for a technology solution like FlirtAR?

A: It’s always time for great technology! Which creates a really amazing experience to the users (UX). Especially when we are in alignment with Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft in the sense of believing that AR is the new disruptive technology for smartphones. Specifically, in the dating industry, FlirtAR empowers the users to save time and money to meet other people with the same purpose they’re looking for.

Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: The future is absolutely related to AR. Smartphones are not a natural device for the human beings and the evolution is going to be on the wearables and different concepts of mobiles. The common denominator is that AR, Geolocation, and Realtime will be there. And in all these areas we are VERY well positioned. With FlirtAR we have the purpose to impact hearts (our brand) and souls on the whole planet to make easy and faster for them to meet and match their loves or at least new interesting people according to each individual criteria.

We really agree that the best way to predict the future is to create it as Peter Drucker said!

Last Updated on October 8, 2017

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