Featured Startup: Seeds Attracts Investors with Skyrocketing Success

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\ January 17, 2014

Seeds founder Rachel Cook has successfully raised $24,727 to launch an updated version of the social microlending game.  She partnered with Amanda Wixted, former iOS Tech Lead at Zynga, to combine the profits of social gaming with social good- attracting top tier press mentions as well as an expansive group of backers.

Seeds has garnered 55 backers and has been featured in Fast Company, VentureBeat, Tech Cocktail, Crain's Chicago Business, Digitally Downloaded among others.

The money raised through Fundable will allow Seeds to take their mobile game to the next level.  Seeds was recently approved by the App Store, and the team has successfully disbursed a microloan via mobile phone in Kenya. The team be using their funding to build an enhanced version of the game for iPhone and build out Seeds for Android. They’re also looking to build a Seeds API, so that they can  partner with already established and developing games to bring their microlending concept to more platforms and empower more entrepreneurs throughout the world.

During her fundraise, Rachel was asked to present her project at the New York Tech Meetup alongside of Tod Park, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer.  In the wake of her success,she has also presented to several VC and Angel groups, including a NYC angel group at Google.  

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