Sochat Announces Attendance & Exclusive Release at the SXSW Interactive Festival

Mar 09, 2016, 12:51 ET from Sochat

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sochat (, a leading new messaging app, today announced its inaugural attendance at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Festival. A perfect pair for the annual technology conference, Sochat allows attendees to instantly chat and group chat with anyone else at the festival, without exchanging phone numbers. The app's advanced features also enable participants to automatically remember people's names.

"The way it works is simple: walk into a room, pull out Sochat, and see a list of pictures and first names for everybody else there with you," explains Ryan Burke, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Sochat additionally displays everyone you bump into, sorted by time, so individuals can follow up whenever convenient.

SXSW Exclusive Release

Although Sochat is still in its open beta, the company is offering select SXSW participants early access to its upcoming release, version 3.0. The version is optimized for widespread adoption and includes a suite of new messaging features designed to make chatting and connecting simpler and more fun.

"We are releasing an exclusive trial of Sochat 3.0 for select SXSW attendees. This new version is built to give our users even more powerful and productive features, facilitating better and faster communication with the people you know and meet," Ryan continued.

Messaging growth on the chat platform has increased 500 percent in 2016, and is expected to continue throughout the SXSW Interactive conference and into the spring.

About Sochat

Sochat lets you chat for free with friends, groups or anyone you meet, really easily. The simple and powerful messaging platform is available for both iOS and Android. Founded in 2014, Sochat is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is funded by Eniac Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Greylock Partners, Allen Zhang of WeChat, Slow Ventures, Foundation Capital, Betaworks, Maiden Lane, and Steven Sinofsky of Andreessen Horowitz.

For more information please visit or follow @SochatApp on Instagram and Twitter.

About SXSW Interactive

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival runs from March 11-15 in Austin, TX. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

Press Contact

Ryan Burke
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Sochat ID: ranboke 

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