VENTURE BEAT - July 9 - New York-based app Once received a $3.5M seed round from Partech Ventures and some private investors. Once’s model is to send one match to each user at noon. Once users are paired up, they will see each other at the same time. Each person gets notified when the other person is looking at the profile. And, if both are interested, the app lets them talk. The app is similar to Coffee Meets Bagel which is not a coincidence. Both apps follow the lead of the South Korean app I-UM, founded in 2010.
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