I'm very happy to announce that Nurph has closed a round of angel funding from a private investor (our first round of investment). I won't go in to all the details right now, but I will say that we're incredibly excited about the opportunities this creates for the Nurph chat service and company.
What does this mean for Nurph? Ever since Nurphy transitioned to Nurph - and from slow-paced, asynchronous conversation to real-time chat - we've been working away in an "iteration phase" during which several product directions have been tried & tested (Nurphy co-founder Paul moved on from the company during this period). Now that we can see the light at the end of the "Product/Market Fit" tunnel, the investment will be used to build out pretty much every aspect of the very, very early version of Nurph that you can already use right now on http://Nurph.com. This includes the ramping up the feature development and, to that end, building out the team!
The current Nurph line-up is Elliott Kember (@elliottkember), the Rockstar Rails Contract Developer, and myself (Neil Cauldwell, @neilcauldwell), the Founder. If you would like to join us on the journey of building out Nurph, we're hiring http://nurph.com/jobs and we would love to hear from you.
Finally, try typing the name of your Twitter account in to http://Nurph.com - if you like that, there's a ridiculous amount of interesting things in the works for Nurph - so stay tuned to the blog & @NurphHQ, chat with us in #NurphHQ, and check the Getting Started page for advanced tips on how to make the most of a Nurph Channel.