Angel backed Lightning Lab graduate, Twingl switches tack to create a Google Chrome plugin

Software startup Twingl, which raised $100,000 from the Lighting Lab accelerator programme, has abandoned plans to develop its education track tool as a standalone product in favour of a plug-in for Google’s Chrome web browser.

The Wellington-based company, whose tool tracks a student’s learning process, raised more than its targeted $90,000 from a syndicate of angel investors through AngelHQ and some independent investors, chief executive Andy Wilkinson told BusinessDesk. The company initially planned to build a standalone product and had been working through a number of fixes, before feedback from users encouraged a switch to developing an extension on Google’s Chrome web browser.

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