As founder and CEO Kash Shaikh explained a year ago, he’s trying to build a company around his previous “#besomebody” social media efforts. The idea is to help people tap into their passions, creating an app where they can find content related to their interests and either book or host experiences (usually lessons).
The company says that after the beta launch in Austin, Texas, the app was downloaded nearly 30,000 times in three months and facilitated more than 400 experiences taught by 200 “passionaries,” covering topics ranging from motorcycle lessons to piano lessons.
Besomebody is now available nationwide, and Shaikh said the company will be doing more to recruit and train passionaries outside Austin. The new funding was led by construction entrepreneur Fred Tillman with participation from undisclosed angel investors.