T-Mobile USA confirmed details about its latest Google phone today that will hit the market in August. Along with it, they partnered with Santa Monica, Calif.-based Geodelic, which developed the “Sherpa” application for the T-Mobile’s myTouch coming out in August. Release.
Geodelic also issued a release today, unveiling the company and the fact that it has raised $3.5 million in venture capital. The company was founded in 2008 by Rahul Sonnad, who previously helped start Seattle-based thePlatform, which was acquired by Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) in 2006. The company provided back-end infrastructure to large video publishers for broadband and wireless networks. Investors in the first round included Clearstone Venture Partners, where the company was incubated, and Shasta Ventures. Gelodelic said it has grown from six to 20 employees, and has added execs from companies such as Shopzilla; Yahoo! (NSDQ: YHOO) and Disney (NYSE: DIS).
The Sherpa application is considered “a local discovery application.” In essence, it’s sort of like a City Search service, but learns a person’s locations and preferences over time. The company says the more it