Seniors now too can enjoy the benefits of social media, with new app Tapestry taking the hassle away from current social network configurations and offering a more intuitive, user-friendly interface.
Tapestry.net, the startup enabling more seniors to connect online, has secured $400,000 in funding from Commercialisation Australia. The grant will be used to extend the product to multiple platforms including the iPad and iPhone, add community-based features and accelerate the company’s international growth.
Sydney based startup Tapestry has secured $600,000 investment, the round was led by the Sydney Angel group of Investors. The company is building a simple to use platform that brings all forms of social media together in one easy to use interface for seniors and their families. The fear of being so exposed on the internet is still a real barrier to entry for a lot of people and they are trying to allow people to get that social experience they want of viewing photos, videos and engage in conversation without the often confusing maze of ads, popups and news feeds.