Anonymish Chat App Wut Raises Seed Round From Foundation, Google Ventures

this concept of communication is strange to me. first, anything uploaded is saved somewhere or interceptable. mostly, it seems like is a child’s app for playing games of make believe. otherwise, it is just something for people with things to hide, and if over the age of 14, i probably wouldn’t trust anyone who used it.


wutwutNow you see it, now you don’t.

Wut, part of a wave of ephemeral and anonymish apps that have cropped up over the last year or so, has raised seed funding from Foundation Capital with participation from Google Ventures. SV Angel, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, and Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures are also investors in the company.

Wut is an almost absurdly simple app that takes over the lockscreen. It’s basically just a text screen with a fluorescent background. You type in what you want to say, and then it shoots out as a push notification to all of your friends. You never reveal who you are, but it’s probably pretty easy to guess.

The messages are also not saved. You can only see as many notifications as your phone’s screen can fit without scrolling down. The experience is more like seeing passing chatter from friends that disappears quickly, rather than diving into a never-ending feed of content.

“We believe that things shouldn’t last…

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