Riff raises $1.5 M seed led by Balderton for its ‘voice-first’ chat tool for remote working

Riff raises $1.5 M seed led by Balderton for its ‘voice-first’ chat tool for remote working

Riff, a London-based startup developing what it refers to as a “voice-first” chat tool for remote working, has actually raised $1.5 million in seed financing, prior to a full launch next year. Leading the round is Balderton Capital, which is better known for Series A rounds but frequently does seed investments on the quiet. Participating [ …] Established by CEO Isabel Bescos, who was previous head of business method at BlaBlaCar, and a previous member of Balderton’s investment group, and CTO Matthew Scheybeler, who co-founded blinkx, Riff desires to solve many of the discomfort points felt by teams trying to interact across various locations. Currently operating as a limited personal beta, Riff aims to duplicate the ease and spontaneity of group working but remotely.”With Riff, users can immediately speak to any team member while collaborating on a piece of work,” discuss its founders. “For example, Riff is particularly useful whenever several members of a group need to work together on an immediate issue, such as fixing a technical bug which might take numerous hours. …