Be My Eyes Raises $2.8M to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Worldwide

Be My Eyes, the mobile app that allows anyone to assist visually impaired people through live video calls, has raised $2.8 million in Series A funding, the company said.

The investment allows the company to further develop its unique “purpose and profit” business model while keeping the visual support service free and unlimited for all visually impaired users.

The round, led by Cultivation Capital, also welcomed new board members Paul Weber (Cultivation Capital), and Michael Buckley (angel investor and former VP of global communications at Facebook). Be My Eyes has previously been backed by angels and investment funding from the likes of Singularity University, the founders of Zendesk and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco.