Group dating service Ignighter has closed $2.42 million in funding as it works to finish off an even larger series B. For now it’s clear the company is looking to raise at least $4 million in total, although that number may be low.
CEO Adam Sachs declined to comment but we can say that Somak Chattopadhyay of Tribeca Ventures and David Cohen of Techstars are listed as directors on the new filing.
Ignighter is a Techstars grad and has raised $4.2 million to date. It’s perhaps most fascinating for finding success in India. Their idea for group dates was a mild success in America, but a huge hit in India, where more modest social norms mean group dates are more common for young, unmarried people. “Here we are, a few Jewish guys sitting in Union Square, and we might have accidentally revolutionized the dating scene in India,” Mr. Sachs told the NY Times.