The quiz app craze continues: Silicon Valley insiders have recently been answering questions about themselves via a new service called Molly.

Why they're doing it: Molly aims to build a database of information about people. For now, it's querying certain well-known people to get info it can't find via social media. Eventually, the service aims to make it easy for friends to find out about each other (or set up dinner plans at a restaurant they both like etc), according TechCrunch. And as Axios has previously noted, people love asking and answering questions.

  • For now, however, only well-known folks who have done public question-and-answer sessions through Product Hunt, an online leaderboard for new products, can submit data while Molly ramps up.
  • The startup behind Molly has raised $1.5 million from BBG, Betaworks, CrunchFund and Halogen Ventures, and is part of the current Y Combinator batch of startups.

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