Zingaya, a Russian VOIP startup HQ-in London has raised $1.15 million in a Series A funding. Investors include Esther Dyson and Russian private investors. I one “Untitled Venture Capital Company”. I kid not. Zingaya, founded in 2009 by the three young Russian geeks who previously developed flaphone, a web-based VOIP app, is effectively a click-to-call service aimed at support calls for e-commerce sites. They are by no means the only player in this market but are getting traction with customer at a reasonable click with over 100 paying customers including the largest Russian payment system – Qiwi, and major Russian airline S7 Airlines.
Alexey Aylarov, CEO of Zingaya says part if the attraction is Zingaya’s planned integration with Google Analytics and Yandex, the leading Russian search engine.
Dyson, of EDventure Holdings, says “single-minded focus on a common pain point.. Russia has many innovative, energetic technology startups, and Zingaya is a real standout.”
Zingaya pricing starts at $25/month for up to 500 minutes, unlimited lines, voicemail and more. A free trial version is available. Zingaya offers a software development kit (SDK) for mobile platforms iOS and Android to facilitate embedded click-to-call functionality into new or existing applications. Zingaya is available in 14 countries including the US.