Pageonce, an Israeli start up developing mobile and web virtual assistant applications, announced that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A. The funding led by Pitango Venture Capital on December 9, 2009. The company has raised $10 million till date. As part of the round Eitan Bek, Partner at Pitango Venture Capital will join the company’s board of directors.
In the official press release, Bek said:
“Pitango identified the mobile web as a new fast growing industry, and we are excited to be working with Pageonce as a leader in this space. Pageonce has the right management team and a unique proposition to build a big company. We have extensive experience in working with companies that have their technology team based in Israel and look forward to helping Pageonce become a household consumer name.”
Launched publicly on June 2008, Pageonce has also announced its one millionth U.S. registered Smartphone user. The company creates applications for the BlackBerry and iPhone, that enable users to manage their personal online accounts, such as bill due dates, financial balances summaries, recent credit card transactions, approaching travel itineraries, and package delivery dates through mobile phone or computer Web browser.
PageOnce’s applications are available for free (ad-supported) or paid premium account. It was nominated as one of the best iPhone apps by O’Reilly Media back in June and the Personal Assistant app is currently #1 in the Android app store and Blackberry app store.