TwoTap, another Romanian startup, gets 2.7 million in fundingComments Off on TwoTap, another Romanian startup, gets 2.7 million in funding August 7, 2014 | Romanian Startups
Two Tap, based in San Francisco, USA, announced it has raised $2.7 million in seed funding and launched Two Tap 2.0, the first automated checkout solution that allows consumers to buy any product from any retailer on any mobile app or website. Featuring the most retailers of any online shopping cart with over 200 top companies, Two Tap is the fastest growing and most effective way for mobile app developers and publishers to enable purchases within their app and make money each time a consumer buys any product.
During the past six months, Two Tap has demonstrated phenomenal growth with a nearly 50x increase in monthly transactions. Its seamless solution has increased publishers’ mobile sales conversion rates by six to 10x, on par with desktop sales and among the industry’s best. The number of supported retailers also more than doubled with top brands being added. The company is well positioned to continue rapidly expanding beyond smartphones, tablets and desktop as its technology can be used on any web-connected device, including gaming consoles and wearable technology like Google Glass.
Two Tap’s unique API does not require any technical integration from retailers and provides real-time access to all the data of every product across their entire inventory. Retailers can reach millions of new consumers wherever they decide to spend their time online, whether it’s on their own site or with app developers or publishers.
Unlike other shopping cart platforms that rely on retailers to upload limited product information, Two Tap empowers developers and publishers to sell any retailer’s product, increasing sales across the board. The company’s “pass-through” model means retailers process their own payments and retain sales data while shoppers have the same consumer experience as if they were purchasing directly from the retailer. Shipping and billing information only needs to be entered once, and all future transactions are automated, further reducing friction.
Already, Two Tap powers checkouts across the most vertical retail markets available today, including fashion, beverage, gaming, home improvement and décor, electronics, sports equipment and apparel, health, nutrition and much more.
“Our mission is to radically simplify online shopping for any product from any retailer on any device,” said Razvan Roman, CEO of Two Tap. “Our latest funding with investors who are very experienced in e-commerce further validates that our unique solution works and will scale faster than any other online checkout solution available today.”
The company plans to use the new funding for product development, marketing and recruiting to continue its rapid growth. Other high profile investors include the former CEO of Visa, Joseph Saunders; co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian; and co-founder of Posterous, Gary Tan, in addition to Transmedia Capital and Digital Garage.
Congratulations to the founders! (TwoTap is profiled here on RomanianStartups.com also)