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Teenage Trivia App 'Totally Bored' Raises $250K in Seed Funding from Internet Entrepreneur O.D. Kobo


, a clever new trivia app founded by millennials for
millennials has recently raised $250,000 in seed funding. Co-founder and
19 year old CEO Gal Michaeli says his app is funny, addictive and simple
enough to be enjoyed by all. He says "It's perfect for those sleepless
nights, or when you are stuck in class, or at the airport, basically
when you are 'totally bored', thus the unusual yet suitable name."
Totally Bored is currently available for download
at the App Store
. The team will use the new funds to launch an
Android app and market to high schoolers and college students across the
US. Since its soft launch 3 months ago, Totally Bored has been
downloaded by 50,000 kids, some reported to be spending an hour or two
on the app each day.

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Totally Bored, available for download at the Apple App Store (Graphic: Business Wire)

Totally Bored, available for download at the Apple App Store (Graphic: Business Wire)

When asked how he managed to raise the capital, Gal said, ‘'I tried to
meet with the VC's but they never reply to emails - and I must have sent
hundreds. Through a friend of my dad's, I got the chance to meet with
O.D. Kobo for lunch. I let him play with the app, he loved it, and by
the time dessert arrived he agreed to invest $250K in our seed round.
This was amazing because not only did he instantly understand the
concept, he didn't waste time."

‘O.D.' Kobo
is an accomplished internet entrepreneur and businessman
with $250 million in technology related exits over the last two decades.
He has assisted various startups and private equity groups in raising
nearly $1 billion.

When asked about his recent investment in Totally Bored, he answered,
"It's simple and clever. Gal is young, but seems like he has a big
future ahead. I think he has the potential to make it really popular,
you never know, but it took me all of 5 minutes to fall in love with it."

Over the past 8 months, O.D. Kobo has invested $7.5M in various early
stage startups, including Addoo,,
Totally Bored, and a stealth blockchain project.

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