Dial-a-Phone founder invests in Roamer

Dial-a-Phone founder invests in Roamer

UK-based technology start-up Roamer has raised $1.3m in its latest funding round. As reported on Tech City News and elsewhere, Richard Frank, co-founder of mobile phone retailer Dial-a-Phone, is one of the telecoms industry veterans investing in the firm; he will now advise the business on future growth.

Mobile roaming smartphone application Roamer has dialled up a $1.3 million funding round so that it can broaden its offering. - See more at: http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/2468102/dialaphone-founder-joins-investment-into-mobile-app-roamer.thtml#sthash.rVglfQ72.dpuf

Roamer offers mobile phone users the ability to link their mobile phone number with a local SIM card when travelling abroad. The company has recorded a 40% increase in call usage in the last three months.

Roamer also offers a way for its technology to be used over WIFI to place calls from a person's own number. The procedure is more convenient than travel-based services such as VoIP, said the company, as it does not dependent on the person answering having to downloading a service.

Leading up to the funding round, Roamer is reporting a 40 per cent increase in call usage over the last three months.

Roamer co-founder Antropov adds, 'In the near future we plan to widen Roamer's offering to include a SIM delivery service, where business travellers and holidaymakers will be able to order a local SIM card in advance of travel.

'We also plan to extend the number of languages available on the app. These updates will further extend the ease and accessibility of Roamer.'

Roamer's previous funding efforts saw the tech start-up secure $450,000 through an angel round in December 2013.

- See more at: http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/2468102/dialaphone-founder-joins-investment-into-mobile-app-roamer.thtml#sthash.rVglfQ72.dpuf

Established by Nick Ustinov and Petr Antropov in London last year, Simon Rabin was brought in to head up financing and marketing. Roamler raised $450,000 in its previous funding round in December 2013.

Speaking on the investment, Rabin said: 'This new investment round, including funding from industry veteran Richard Frank, will help us to widen our unique service and bring it to a mainstream audience.'

He continued, 'With the proliferation of mobile use in everyday life, there is really no excuse in hitting consumers with excessive roaming charges anymore.'

Roamer co-founder Antropov said, 'In the near future we plan to widen Roamer's offering to include a SIM delivery service, where business travellers and holidaymakers will be able to order a local SIM card in advance of travel.'

'We also plan to extend the number of languages available on the app. These updates will further extend the ease and accessibility of Roamer,' he added.

tech start-up secure $450,000 through an angel round in December 2013. - See more at: http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/2468102/dialaphone-founder-joins-investment-into-mobile-app-roamer.thtml#sthash.rVglfQ72.dpuf

Leading up to the funding round, Roamer is reporting a 40 per cent increase in call usage over the last three months.

Roamer co-founder Antropov adds, 'In the near future we plan to widen Roamer's offering to include a SIM delivery service, where business travellers and holidaymakers will be able to order a local SIM card in advance of travel.

'We also plan to extend the number of languages available on the app. These updates will further extend the ease and accessibility of Roamer.'

Roamer's previous funding efforts saw the tech start-up secure $450,000 through an angel round in December 2013.

- See more at: http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/2468102/dialaphone-founder-joins-investment-into-mobile-app-roamer.thtml#sthash.rVglfQ72.dpuf

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