MeWe Raises $4.8 Million, Launches Next-Gen Social Network

March 9, 2016 8:05 AM EST

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Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2016

Sgrouples, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of MeWe The Next-Gen Social Network engineered with privacy-by-design available on iOS, Android, and Desktop. No Ads. No Tracking. No BS. #Not4Sale. The company also announced the completion of its $3 million Seed III round of funding at a $20 million valuation, bringing MeWe's total funding to date to $4.8 million. At launch MeWe is offered in six languages and this investment will help bring MeWe to millennials around the world. In pre-launch marketing, MeWe had 200,000 new registered members in February 2016.

According to a January 2016 Pew Research Report, millennials are now the demographic most concerned about their online privacy and not being monetized. MeWe turns the table on Facebook with a revolutionary integrated social network and chat app that emphasizes social sharing with privacy-by-design (PbD). It's the only social network with a Privacy Bill Of Rights for its members.

MeWe is the brainchild of social media tech entrepreneur and leading privacy advocate Mark Weinstein, and the platform comes with the full backing and support of major technology innovators such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and a key member of the MeWe Advisory board.

"It's time for the next big thing. MeWe is truly the next generation chat and social network in one sleek app, engineered with privacy by design. That means no tracking and also no censorship just because your opinion is different than mine," states Weinstein, MeWe Founder and CEO. "We are debunking the myth that a web company has to spy on and track members to make money. MeWe has an excellent revenue model and respects its members as the partners and customers they are and not products to be sold to advertisers. Simply put, MeWe members and their information are not for sale."

MeWe has been named a finalist in the eighth annual SXSW Startup Accelerator in the Innovative World Technology category. The company also has just been endorsed on social media by pop-sensation Mariah Carey, as well as by Noah Cyrus (Miley's 16-year old sister), and has been named "one to watch" by Webbmedia Group.

Built for the millennial generation, MeWe features include:

   •  Cutting- edge texting and chat app
   •  Unique custom camera
   •  Disappearing content
   •  Next-gen voice messaging
   •  Secret chat with encryption options (April 1 launch)
   •  Personal social cloud
   •  Multiple/custom group profiles
   •  Private and open groups
   •  Animated GIFs
   •  700+ emojis

In February 2016, MeWe surveyed over 1,000 students on 25 college campuses, asking them if they knew that social media and 3rd party advertisers collect and own their data. 65% of students responded "WTF? This Has to Stop!"

"The power to abuse the open Internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies." Says MeWe Advisor and Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. "MeWe gives the power of the Internet back to the people with a platform built for connection, collaboration and privacy."

Visit MeWe at
iOS version in the Apple App Store
Android version in GooglePlay

About MeWe: Millennials Take Back Their Privacy. #Not4Sale

MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network engineered with privacy-by-design. No Ads. No Tracking. No BS. MeWe is the brainchild of social media tech entrepreneur and leading privacy advocate Mark Weinstein. MeWe is an integrated social and chat app, including a unique custom camera, disappearing content, next-gen voice messaging, secret chat with encryption, personal social cloud, multiple/custom group profiles, private and open groups, animated GIFs, 700+ emojis and more. The inventor of the Web (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) is a MeWe Advisor. Join the revolution and let censorship and big data know you are #Not4Sale.

Find out if your social media is stalking you by taking the MeWe Challenge:

We are #Not4Sale! Watch the MeWe Video:

MeWe's Privacy Bill of Rights:

Marketing Contact:
Jacqui Morgan, MeWe

Editorial Contact:
Jeff Lettes, Global Media Strategy Commumications


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