UK tech start-up VENNCOMM bags $500K Seed funding to disrupt conference calling market

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VENNCOMM, creators of BLAP, the Smartphone App that does instant mobile free group business calls, today confirmed completion of a $500,000 Seed Round.

VENNCOMM, creators of BLAP, the Smartphone App that does instant mobile free group business calls, today confirmed completion of a $500,000 Seed Round with an Angel group that includes several telecoms heavyweights.

BLAP’s owners VENNCOMM guarantee Enterprise-Grade call quality on every call while calls to non-App users are based on best in class LCR rates and only cost a few pence per minute. The App’s ease of use is category-leading making it quick and easy to join or create instant or scheduled BLAP calls requiring no dial in, access codes or pins. The app also includes Originator controlled in-App call recording, sharing and playback.

“Conference calling has long been a headache for millions. People are tired of extortionate charges, false advertising claims and the sheer frustration of pin numbers and access codes. Its been so bad for so long that people accepted terrible VoIP call quality to avoid charges. I thought we could do better and that’s driven me to want to shake up the traditional conferencing market.”

"Recent commercial alliances and this funding enables us to develop more patentable technologies while building a global client base and having these fantastic investors onboard is testament to the quality of the App and recognition of our innovation.”
– Lee Stonehouse, VENNCOMM CEO.

“As a mobile-first conferencing solution BLAP is ideally placed to work hand-in-hand with Mobile Network Operators all over the world. From the first BLAP demo I knew the App had a lot of potential and I’m now adding my experience and global network to create a big success story."
– Paul Wybrow, Investor

“Having spent many years founding and running start ups global conference calling on the move becomes a way of life, however, it would have been a whole lot easier if BLAP had been around. The continued issues with passwords and access codes resulting in my time poor existence becoming even more stretched means BLAP is the idea you always talk about. In my previous role BLAP would have been an even greater resource to have because the level of internal and external conference calls grew considerably. I am excited to be investing in a company that solves a problem I have long had to live with.”
– Peter Goodman, Investor

BLAP is currently in Open Beta and available on the App stores.


VENNCOMM’s mission statement- communication without boundaries. In 2014 the company launched BLAP, a mobile App for quickly and easily creating instant or scheduled group conference calls. BLAP supports calls to other App users as well as non-App mobiles and landlines so you can call a group of people wherever they are in the world, instantly or scheduled.

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