Locket, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a lock screen messaging app, raised $3.2m in funding.
Backers included Tyra Banks, Turner Broadcasting Systems and Great Oaks Venture Capital.
The funds will support the company’s development and marketing efforts.
Led by Yunha Kim, CEO and co-founder, Locket is also launching ScreenPop, which allows Android users to snap a photo and send it directly to their friends’ lock screens, with no need to open an app. They can also add emojis, doodles, and captions to every photo. Photos sent to friends only last until users swipe to unlock their phone.
According to a note, results from the beta launch showed that many users were sending over 40 photos per day.
ScreenPop can by downloaded for free from Google Play here
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