Pearl.com, a website that enables people to talk directly with thousands of professionals online, has announced the closure of a Series B funding round worth $25.7 million.

Crosslink Capital was the new investor this time around, and was joined by original investors Glynn Capital as well as the company’s board members, which includes Charles Schwab.

The new batch of funding brings the total amount raised by Pearl.com up to $50 million, following a Series A funding round worth a similar $25 million back in June this year.

Pearl.com allows anyone with an Internet connection to have a direct one-on-one conversation online with more than 10,000 professionals, including doctors, lawyers and technology specialists, at any time.

Andy Kurtzig, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl.com, said the new funding would be used specifically to improve the usability of the website, and also to develop the company’s mobile app offerings:

“We’re building a strong, global brand that expands beyond the simple question-and-answer model of our competitors to focus on delivering wisdom when you want it,” he said.

“This additional funding will allow us to deliver an even more personalized website experience for our customers, and make our service even more accessible by increasing our mobile applications.”

Take a look at the case study shown in the video below if you’re interested to see how it all works:

The San Francisco-based startup was founded in 2003 by seriel entrepreneur Andy Kurtzig, and was branded originally as JustAnswer.

Kurtzig reportedly created the website as a way for his then-pregnant wife to ask a doctor any questions or advice around the clock.

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