ScribbleChat, the messaging app which allows you to send interactive 3D animations, has raised $2.75 million to support its continued growth after amassing more than one million users since launching earlier this year.
The funding round was backed by VC funds Broadway Angels, The Perkins Fund, BBG Ventures, Halogen Ventures and Golden Seeds Angels, along with actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Available on iOS and through integrations with Facebook Messenger, Kik and iMessage, ScribbleChat allows you to virtually send emotions with “handwritten” text, emojis and interactive 3D animations to more accurately convey tone and sentiment in conversations.
Eloiuse Bune, CEO and co-founder of ScribbleChat, said:
“We’re seeing amazing advancements in the tech and messaging community, and we’re thrilled to help drive the space forward. But even with the ability to add emotional expression to messages, people still demand much more personalisation through messaging apps.
“We are investing in dynamic consumer content in order to break through the digital noise, and our partnership integrations will ensure we continue to evolve personalisation capabilities to the next level.”
Following a successful launch and additional funding, ScribbleChat says it plans to “further accelerate its leadership” this year, rolling out new end-user features, developer capabilities and integrations with top social media and messaging platforms.
The investment will help the company continue to build upon its growth, applying the new funds to continue investment in the development of its personalisation technologies by growing its engineering team.
Furthermore, ScribbleChat plans to launch an Android app and unveil a number of upgrades in the coming months, including additional support for different foreign languages, thousands of new animation effect combinations, in-app purchasing of premium effects and in-app recording of chats that enable playbacks of conversations with animations.