Web: Group social app Heaps comes to the US

November 2015 by: From The Web

Heaps, an app that helps friend groups connect with other groups and find parties, is expanding beyond its home country of Denmark by launching in Los Angeles.


The startup is also announcing that it has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from investors including billionaire Ron Burkle, musician and producer Steve Aoki, Vine star Logan Paul, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner/RSE and EDM promoter Paul Campbell.


CEO Niels Hangaard gave me a very specific origin story. He said the idea originated on a Tuesday night in Copenhagen, when he and his friends were having dinner together in one of their apartments. They spotted a group of girls having a dance party in the building across the street. Naturally, Hangaard and his friends wanted to join in, but there was no way for them to reach out, “unless you want to throw rocks in the window.” Instead, they ended up going out to a bar for “just another dull night out.”


Afterwards, Hangaard and his friends (who became his co-founders) asked themselves, “Why don’t you have a platform where you can meet like-minded people, especially people in groups?”


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