London’s Vyke Seeks £800,000 on Seedrs to Launch New Voice Calling Platform


Vyke, a UK-based mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) startup, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £800,000 for its new voice-calling platform.

VykeAccording to Vyke, the new platform will allow users to create up to four additional mobile phone numbers with free peer-to-peer chat and calling features. Users will be able to create new personas and profiles for voice calls in the same way that they already instinctively do on email or social platforms.

Vyke’s new platform will also provide both inbound and outbound calling from different mobile numbers from the same device, opening up a huge new addressable market for the company and revolutionising the way voice calling is used.

CEO of Vyke, Mark Egginton, explained:

Mark Egginton“Mobile network operator services have not kept pace with either smartphone innovation or lifestyle changes. They can still only give you on number for your phone. Yet users don’t only have one persona, we manage our lives with many different email addresses and social profiles. Users currently have to suffer an inadequate experience, or create their own work around – such as carrying multiple phones. The new Vyke platform will deliver the innovation sadly lacking in mobile operators.”

Users can access Vyke using Wi-Fi or mobile operator provided mobile data. The company’s app is free to download and users in most supported markets will receive their first additional mobile number completely free of charge.

Since its launch, Vyke’s campaign has successfully secured over £250,000. Rolf Larsen, chairman of the company, added:

Rolf Larsen“Our new platform will make a huge difference to users. This is why we have turned to the crowd and selected Seedrs as our funding platform. Seedrs has an excellent track record of raising investment capital through crowdfunding. This, combined with the powerful offering of our platform means that we’re very confident that we’ll hit our funding target – in fact we’ve already attracted over £250,000 of Seedrs investment.”

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