Messaging app built for creators and fans raises $6M in seed funding

QP, a Vancouver, Canada-based messaging app for creators and fans, raised about $6 million in seed funding from unnamed investors.

Short for Quantum Pigeon, creators can start a free or paid channel and receive tips or charge monthly subscriptions for access to content.

The startup’s founder and CEO Alex Clark previously sold his industrial internet of things company Bit Stew Systems to General Electric in 2016.

“Some people said to me ‘Why did you go from IoT to social media [and] consumer?’” Clark told The Information.

“But the infrastructure and the architecture is basically identical.” He said Bit Stew previously processed billions of messages a day. “The same is true with social media and messaging...But instead of machines communicating, it’s people.” 

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About QP™

QP is the first premium messaging app designed to help content creators more authentically engage with audiences to monetize their brands. Leveraging artificial intelligence and data analytics, QP offers content creators unprecedented privacy, security and control over their content and their brands. QP Messenger™ includes high-impact audience interaction and content distribution with multiple channels, profiles, privacy and control that is free for everyone. QP+® offers advanced features, automation, audience insights and trends by monthly subscription. QP Network™ features defined channels offering exclusive content, publishing and monetization made available through paid access. To learn more about QP visit:

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