Brazen raises $4.7 million from Osage Venture Partners
Brazen, the enterprise-focused chat platform originally known as Brazen Careerist, raised $4.7 million in venture funding led by Philadelphia-based Osage Venture Partners.
The Arlington company’s raise comes at a good moment for the “chat” industry — the space is currently filling up with big-name startups, most notably Slack, another enterprise-focused platform that’s currently valued at close to $2.8 billion.
“Enterprise” might not perfectly sum up the company’s clientele, however, as it’s essentially focused on any organization that needs to connect people for official purposes — universities use it for alumni-student events, for example, while businesses use it for recruitment and marketing purposes.
The startup doesn’t necessarily host “chat rooms” though — it might be described as a combination of event hosting and speed dating. Universities and businesses use the platform to host meetup-style events at designated times, which then pair people up for timed one-on-one conversations.