The slow-messaging company has secured €650,000 funding from Nova Reperta Holding, imec.istart and Martin Raeymakers (ex-AR Metallizing) to enhance internal growth and expand the team.

In the digital era where instant and ephemeral moments rule, the Antwerp-based startup makes messages matter again, highlighting the anticipation and engagement of communication.

Chestnote allows users to decide when and where their messages will reveal their content. When a message is sent, the recipient is notified of these circumstances immediately and it can eagerly await the revelation of the content, transforming the information into a digital treasure waiting to be uncovered.

Unsurprisingly, Chestnote has been taking one step at the time and not rushing things. Its founders Tom Le Clef and Peter Wellens have focused mostly on Belgium, the only place where the app is active but not for long: vitalised by the new capital injection the goal is to expand to Europe and the rest world. Their global ambition is no news since Chestnote was one of the startups joining our Go Global campaign to Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco earlier this year.

Founded in 2015, Chestnote is available for free download for iOS and Android and so far, its users' messages have been unlocked in 25 countries ranging from Argentina to New Zealand.

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By Gabriela Fernández Scala