Klutch snags $1.5M in hopes of making group scheduling mainstream

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Group messaging startup GroupMe sold for $85 million just over a year after launch. Klutch believes group scheduling has just as much potential.

With $1.5 million in fresh capital led by Los Angeles, Calif. startup accelerator LaunchpadLA, Klutch is debuting today on iOS. The group scheduling app enables users to suggest meetings, vote on plans, and group chat about the get-together.

Klutch isn’t entirely different from existing scheduling services, such as Doodle. The key difference for Klutch, however, is its bid for the consumer market — a risky move considering how stuffy meeting scheduler apps can be.

It’s noteworthy that Klutch’s priorities appear to be split. The service, clearly designed for non-business use, also promotes the fact that it can be used in the office.

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