People live in a city like Seattle because it’s full of interesting people, standout restaurants, culture, and more. But it’s a lot of work to keep up with it all. Sosh is designed to change that.
(PRWEB) February 11, 2014
Sosh (http://www.sosh.com), an app that helps people seamlessly plan adventures in the real world, announced today that it is launching its service in Seattle. The Sosh iPhone app acts as a personal concierge for one's social life, curating the city’s best activities and making personalized recommendations tailored to each member’s unique interests.
“People live in a city like Seattle because it’s full of interesting people, standout restaurants, culture, and more. But it’s a lot of work to keep up with it all,” said Rishi Mandal, co-founder and CEO of Sosh. “We’re social creatures, but we’re also busy and, as a result, end up doing the same things over and over – going to the movies or the same nearby restaurants. Sosh is designed to change that.”
Sosh uses technology to continually keep an eye on the city’s hottest trends, and most unique activities and events. Each activity is vetted by local tastemakers – yes, by humans – who are either on-staff experts or well-known locals, like Molly Moon or Canon’s Jamie Boudreau. Sosh then recommends things to do that are personalized to each member’s interests, habits, and a host of other factors, including the time of day, day of the week, and the weather outside.
What sets Sosh apart is that it doesn’t simply give its members a directory of local venues. Instead, it curates the city’s best events and activities, from a pasta-making class with a famous chef to cocktails at a new speakeasy, a night hike up Mount Si, or the perfect itinerary for a first date. “Sosh isn’t about deals or daily emails,” said Mandal. “Instead, it’s about sharing wonderful experiences with the people you love. With Sosh on your phone, exploring the world around you becomes both easier and more exciting.”
Sosh was founded by former Google employees and has raised a total of $15 million from Instagram co-founder, Mike Krieger, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and other notable investors. Sosh has previously launched its service in San Francisco and New York City, where its popularity has grown rapidly. In San Francisco, for example, nearly one out of every 6 adults is a Sosh member. In the coming months, Sosh plans to announce several strategic partnerships and continue its nationwide expansion.