Furman grads secure $10M for anonymous social app Yik Yak

July 17, 2014


Two 2013 Furman graduates recently raised $10 million from major Silicon Valley investors to fund Yik Yak, a controversial location-based social app that allows users to post messages anonymously to other users in their 1.5 mile radius.

CEO Tyler Droll and COO Brooks Buffington – both just 23 years old – launched the app on Furman’s campus during Homecoming weekend in November 2013.

“Within a week or two, a large majority of the campus was using it,” said Buffington. “It was then that Tyler and I looked at each other and said, ‘I think we have something.’”

Read the full article from the Upstate Business Journal.