by Su Win in Startup95 English Edition
Momolay 是缅甸第一款爆红的娱乐APP（Android 版本在Google Play 上刚刚上架），给人的感觉就像9gag 和 Buzzfeed 的结合体，它的目标是在缅甸取代Facebook。
这款由天赋满载的缅甸开发者Linn Myat 完成的应用上线伊始便累积了大量的人气，用户数量从去年二月开始迅猛增长。
2015年11月，作为种子轮融资，Momolay 获得了新加坡投资者领投的20万美金。融资成功的消息传遍了网络，使得Momolay 团队获得了更多的关注，月活跃用户数（MAU）也从9.8万逐渐增长至约14万，并且未见饱和。
关于这次种子轮融资给Momolay 带来了怎样的影响这个问题，我们（Startup95）采访了应用创始人Linn Myat:
我们亲自试用了Momolay 新上线的App， 发现这款应用确有可取之处。应用平台上有丰富的休闲读物，如果用户在阅读这些文章时感觉到无聊，应用中的益智游戏或者其他的娱乐活动将打消用户们离开的念头，并使他们觉得意犹未尽。
9gag meets Buzzfeed with a goal to replace Facebook, Momolay (available for now on Google Play) is Myanmar’s mobile-first entertainment app on the rise. Launched a year ago in February by a talented man: Linn Myat, this app has grown rapidly since then gathering a wide audience in Myanmar.
Back in November 2015, Momolay received a seed funding from Singapore based investors of US$200,000. The news spread around the web, allowing them to gather more interest. And since then they have escalated in the number of active users from 98K to 140K and it doesn’t seem as though it will stop there.
We had a quick chat with Lin Myat (founder) on how Momolay has changed after receiving the seeding:
In terms of our operation and scope, there is not much difference before and after the investment. Our plans and goals have always been the same. Our operations have been more or less the same. The main difference might be that we now have more attention from local media and IT community.
As you might have already known, we are still yet to have a sustainable revenue. So the investment will allow us the runway until the end of 2016. Our target before this runway runs out is to amass 1,000,000 monthly active users (currently we only have 130,000 MAU) in Momolay app and to have a sustainable revenue to at least cover our operation cost.
We then asked what may seem like an obvious question but one that’s been of interest to potential investors: should they invest in Myanmar tech startups?
In general, I believe it is a good time for investors to start looking around to invest in local tech startups. There are currently very few real competitions and the market is relatively untouched.
We had a go using the app and could see the interest for it. There were so many articles on the platform for light reading materials, and if ever you got bored, there were brain teasers games and other activities to prevent the users from wanting to leave it and to keep coming back for more.
Translated by 饶溪 from 缅甸观察网