Rage Raises Seed Funding For Its Anonymous Messaging App

Dec 16, 2015, 12:00 ET from Ten Machines Corp.

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten Machines Corp., the developer of the anonymous messaging app for everyday emotional release, Rage, today announced the close of an initial seed financing.

The funding was led Karl Mehta, the author, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor who previously served as the founder and former chief executive of PlaySpan, which was sold to Visa. Mr. Mehta founded and now is serving as the chief executive of the education technology platform, EdCast.

Ten Machines Corp. was created by Mihai Pocorschi, Bogdan Savonea and Jonathan Shieber, and the company's first app, Rage, drops the pretense so that people can say what comes to mind freely. 

The free app is designed to let people to say whatever comes to mind, no matter how socially unacceptable. 

Users can Rage in 3 different ways: 

  • Rage Now- Better known as virtual scream therapy. Rage it out in private messages to users.
  • Rage On – Join fellow, likeminded users to start a unique Rager. Discuss the topics in the news, the companies, and the personalities that make your blood boil. Create your own subjects so others can rate your rage. Link up and connect with others to make your opinions heard. There's power in the rager!
  • Rage Off - See what others are raging about and promote your own rages. 

After installation, users can log in with their Twitter accounts, create an anonymous account and avatar, and be connected to a global community to share their real thoughts on things.  

Using Rage there's no need for censorship, because messages are only shared among the Rage community or publicly displayed under the Rage feed. People can send messages to other members to vent their day-to-day frustrations, or create their own topics to rage about.

"There is nothing more important than free speech," says Chief Technology Officer Mihai Pocorschi. "And the freest speech is when people are angry. We built Rage to act as a safe harbor for people to express themselves and try to attain something that we call 'positive through negative.'"

The app is the first product from Ten Machines Corp., a development studio with offices in New York and Bucharest.

Co-founded by Jonathan Shieber, Senior Editor of the technology blog TechCrunch; former Deputy Secretary General for the Romanian Ministry of Communications, Bogdan Savonea; and visual effects artist Mihai Pocorschi, Ten Machines is launching with Rage to reaffirm the power and potential of free speech for communities.

Rage provides a way for people to make their voices heard in instances where they otherwise think they can't.

The app is also designed to give people an outlet for their daily complaints major and minor.

"Rage is about more than just self-expression, it's also about mental health," says Jonathan Shieber, President of Rage. "All of the frustration and micro-aggression that people bottle up can be damaging. Rage is a release valve for that."

About Rage
Rage is an anonymous messaging app to enable free expression. The first product from Ten Machines Corp., Rage was created by Jonathan Shieber, Mihai Pocorschi, and Bogdan Savonea.

Ten Machines Corp. launched in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and Bucharest. It is available to download for free in the iTunes App Store. For more information, visit www.rageapp.io.

SOURCE Ten Machines Corp.