[Start-up de la semaine] Topi, touch messaging for new friendships

by bold-lichterman

Launched in New York in January by a team of mainly French engineers around the founder David Aubespin (ex-Google), Topi wants to be a mobile competitor for Facebook, nothing less !. Clearly, a space for meetings and exchanges that offers, on a geolocation basis, to be put in contact with users who share common centers of interest.

Start up de la semaine Topi touch messaging for new friendships

Topi automatically creates interest groups by “matching” information from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and adding a strong geographic dimension. This is how Bretons in New York or PSG supporters in Marseille can identify themselves and communicate via classic conversations in text mode but also through a more playful mode, the “croki”: a text written by hand or a drawing which can also become “live” by being designed in real time by several users.

Topi therefore promotes the notion of “touch messaging” in a “smart grouping” approach. A tool that can be effective during events or conferences. Available for iPhone and Android, the application deployed in 5 languages ​​will arrive very quickly for Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Interview with David Aubespin, Founder and CEO of Topi