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Truecaller secures $18.8 million in funding, adds Yelp integration

During the latest round of funding, Truecaller announced that it had managed to secure $18.8 million from investors led by Sequoia Capital. In addition to the investment announcement, the online phone

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During the latest round of funding, Truecaller announced that it had managed to secure $18.8 million from investors led by Sequoia Capital. In addition to the investment announcement, the online phone verification service also revealed that it had crossed 45 million users and had partnered Yelp to help users identify numbers of verified businesses.

Truecaller will add Yelp’s API to its app so you will know when you get a call from a business listed on Yelp’s database. But beyond just revealing the numbers, Truecaller will also show how Yelp users have rated a particular business and if that particular business’ number is marked as spam by others.

“2013 was an amazing year for Truecaller and our latest partnership with Yelp expands the value of our service to millions of new users,” Truecaller CEO Alan Mamedi said. “With Sequoia, we have a partner who truly shares our vision, and together we look forward to continued innovation and global expansion by creating a helpful service that the entire world can use confidently.”

This isn’t the first time Truecaller has integrated another service to its app. Back in December last year, it had partnered with Twitter in India to lets users integrate their Twitter id. This would allow users to see if someone’s Twitter id is linked to their phone number and interact with them directly from the app.

As for the $18.8 million received in Series B funding, Truecaller plans on expanding its footprint to other countries and try making its mark in countries like the US.

  • Published Date: February 7, 2014 6:06 PM IST
  • Updated Date: February 10, 2014 9:58 AM IST