Orange County Business Journal article: Startup gets $6M in VC funds
Irvine-based startup Pop raised $6 million in venture capital funding. The company develops a mobile application called POPin that aims to provide a “crowd-solving” platform to enable input sharing among employees, customers and others. Pop was founded by Hayes Drumwright and Sanjiv Gupta, who serve as chief executive and director, respectively.
Drumwright in 2002 founded Trace3, an Irvine-based IT service provider, which has grown to about $420 million in revenue and more than 300 employees. The Series A investment in Pop was led by Nexus Venture Partners, which has offices in Menlo Park and in Bangalore and Mumbai, India.