Prayer App Raises $2 million in Funding
Users can participate in community prayers with the app.
The interfaith mobile app Pray.com assists religious leaders to be in contact with congregants.[/tweetit] It enables any leader and the associated religious congregation to form an online community. It is like a social network for faithful individuals. Although the app is religious in nature, the company is agnostic.
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Pray.com made the announcement that it was the recipient of two million dollars as seed funding. The money was provided by Science Inc., an accelerator who has also funded a number of now well-known startups like DogVacay and Dollar Shave Club. Other investors in Pray.com are Spark Capital and Greylock Partners. Both of the latter companies are venture capitalists. Science Inc. likes to identify itself as a company which invests and also builds disruptive startups.
The app permits its users to participate in their community prayers. Subscribers can receive inspirational content from their faith leaders and make charitable contributions to any 501(c)3 religious organization as per their wish. Share prayers, participate in live chats, support family and friends and more.
Founded by Steve Gatena, Matthew Potter, Michael Lynn and Ryan Beck. According to Gatena, this app was crafted with the mission to help people live with purpose and also to connect with faith. The latest funding round will help people to connect and also act on the deepest beliefs held by them. The idea of this app came to the fore after one of the app's founder suffered a terrible financial loss. This event set off an exploration of faith.
According to Gatena, Pray.com is a purpose oriented and deeply fulfilling platform. He elaborated on the past of his co-founders, pointing out that Lynn was already involved with a number of non-profits over the past seven years. Potter is an acknowledged expert in writing apps for his local community leaders.
“Together, with our great team of investors, we will create a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others. We are an interfaith platform, we believe in the first amendment right to religious liberty, and we believe access to digital faith communities should be available to everyone. We are an interfaith platform, we believe in the first amendment right to religious liberty, and we believe access to digital faith communities should be available to everyone," Gatena said.