Foundry Group leads funding of digital business card app HiHello

The Palo Alto company founded by K9 Ventures' Manu Kumar raises $7.5m in a Series A round.

Palo Alto, California-based HiHello, developer of a digital business card app, announced that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group led the round, which included Lux Capital and existing investor August Capital.

Also joining the round are individual investors Logan Green and John Zimmer (co-founders of Lyft), Eugenio Pace (of Auth0), Al Shankar (of Everlaw), Matt Van Horn (of June), Christopher Michel and Anne Dwane (of Military.com), Adam Nash and Ellen Levy (formerly with LinkedIn), Mubarik Imam (formerly with WhatsApp), and Anand Chandrasekaran (formerly from Facebook and currently at Five9), among others.

HiHello is led by founder and chief executive Manu Kumar. Kumar, founder and chief firestarter of K9 Ventures, previously co-founder business card app CardMunch, which LinkedIn acquired. Kumar also participated in the funding round.

As part of the financing, Lindel Eakman from Foundry Group and individual investor Pace of Auth0 have joined the board.

Source: HiHello blog post