The idea for Zumbl was born in 2010 when one of the company’s co-founders, Abishek Gupta, realized the lack of forums allowing strangers to chat with one another anonymously, yet in a meaningful way. Now, two years and 12,000 kilometres later, this innovative new website launches from the DMZ!
Zumbl is a chat platform that matches users with strangers who have similar interests. It provides the next-generation chat experience by using sentiment mining technology and allowing users to play games, watch videos and share music with strangers from the chat-box itself.
Gupta and Zumbl’s other co-founder Saurabh Kumar hail from IIT Delhi in India. They launch their company from Toronto as part of their tenure as DMZ international fellows. “We came into the DMZ with very strong technical backgrounds,” says Gupta. “What we needed was a right pinch of marketing and business acumen and Digital Media Zone provided us with something even better. Through the DMZ, we attended various startup related events like Digifest Toronto, AndroidTo and SMB Exchange. The plethora of networking opportunities through these events and internal networking with the DMZ’s 50-plus teams working on diversified projects helped nurture our idea. The DMZ helped Zumbl evolve from a university project to a real startup.”
Nearly 2,000 users engaged in 4,400 chats on Zumbl during the company’s three beta tests over so last few months and the company already has over 44,000 fans on Facebook. Want to experience what everyone is talking about? Visit www.zumbl.com to create a profile and join the conversation!