HQ Trivia is letting Android customers pre-register for the live-streamed trivia sport constructed by the makers of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. Pre-registering means you’ll get notified the second HQ Trivia is offered for obtain.
HQ, which opened up pre-registration on December 24, had beforehand marketed its Android app as being accessible “this Christmas.” To me, which means it was speculated to be accessible by Christmas. However apparently that’s not what HQ Trivia meant. Earlier this month, the startup tweeted it’ll have “a pleasant little stocking stuffer coming your method” for these on Android telephones. I’ve reached out to HQ and can replace this story if I hear again.
HQ hosts stay video games day by day at 6pm PT in addition to each weekday at 12pm PT. The sport is fairly easy. It asks you 12 multiple-choice questions and in the event you get all of them proper, you win or cut up a predetermined amount of cash. Simply yesterday, HQ elevated the minimal prize from $1,000 to $2,000.
Intermedia Labs, the corporate behind HQ, is reportedly looking to boost between $15 million and $20 million at a post-money valuation as much as $100 million. Nevertheless, there’s additionally some reported hesitation from potential buyers attributable to experiences of Kroll’s habits towards girls.
Lightspeed Ventures Companion Jeremy Liew, who sits on the board of Intermedia Labs, acknowledged listening to some concern from buyers relating to Kroll’s habits. In a statement to Recode, Liew stated some corporations weren’t going to take a position due to rumors of potential sexual harassment.
“So in my capability as a board member, I performed an investigation to search out out what really occurred. I spoke to a couple of dozen present and former Twitter execs,” he wrote. “The investigation was exhaustive and included essentially the most educated main sources. I discovered a great deal of unfavourable sentiment about Colin and the Vine workforce and a few discomfort along with his habits, however I didn’t discover proof that warrants his elimination from the corporate.”