Former Googler Sanjeev Agrawal To Lead Just-Funded Mobile Search Startup Aloqa
July 16, 2009 at 08:07 AM EDT
Today's a big day for Aloqa , a fledgling mobile search and information services company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The startup will be announcing at Venturebeat's MobileBeat 2009 conference that they have just raised $1.5 million in Series A funding from multiple angel investors and VC firm Wellington Partners . Aloqa will seize the opportunity to present its context-aware mobile application for Android - currently in beta and available on Android Market for a limited time - on stage and boast about its newly appointed CEO: Sanjeev Agrawal , former Global Head of Google Product Marketing and subsequently VP Products at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft) will take the helm. Aloqa is one of many startups betting big on location-aware search and information provision services for mobile phones.