Bitstrips, a Toronto, Canada-based mobile comics startup, raised $8m in Series B funding.
Backers included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Horizon Ventures.
Led by CEO Jacob Blackstock, Bitstrips is a digital entertainment company focusing on interactive products that allow people to create avatars and personalized comics across multiple platforms.
The company’s product portfolio includes:
– Bitstrips.com, Bitstrips for Schools, Bitstrips Facebook app, Bitstrips mobile app (Android & iOS), which allows people to create cartoon versions of themselves into comic strips to be shared on social media platforms, and
– Bitmoji, their just unveiled mobile app, now available for download on Android and iOS, which turns people into their own set of personal emojis and stickers, from facial expressions for every mood to full body poses and colorful visual statements.
Bitstrips had announced a $3m in December 2013 (read here).