Chennai Angels backs activity-based social network Brigge

29 Sep, 2015

Brigge, an activity-based social network that also allows users to discover people with similar interests, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from The Chennai Angels (TCA).

"With Brigge, TCA is getting into very early stage investments. Brigge is showing a lot of promise with its pioneering concept, a good product and a dependable team. We are excited about this investment as it is a first-of-its-kind social networking platform from India with a potential to disrupt the leisure space," a deal spokesperson for TCA said in a press statement.

Chennai-based Brigge Technologies Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates Brigge, allows people to discover, create and participate in activities happening in their areas of interest. Brigge users can also share updates and photos within the activity and create "Spaces" to showcase their personal group or community.

Its users have organised neighbourhood runs, joined bicycling and photography expeditions, planned meetings to discuss terrace gardening techniques and setup story-building workshops for kids, among other things.

The startup co-founded in early 2015 by Prasanna Jagannathan, Sampath Jagannathan and Murali Satagopan.

"Our mission at Brigge is to use technology to help like-minded people connect and do exciting things in their leisure… the vision of Brigge is to make every hour of leisure count, one activity at a time," the Brigge co-founders said.

The Chennai Angels (earlier known as Chennai Entrepreneurship Trust Fund) provides finance to early stage technology-based companies in India.

SaaS firm Cloudcherry Analytics Pvt Ltd recently raised over Rs 6 crore (around $1 million) in seed funding from The Chennai Angels.