Whipper, a Limassol, Cyprus-based gamified messaging company, closed its second tranche of its now combined €1.2m seed funding round.
Backers included Cyprus based reinsurance brokers and shipping executives acting under a special purpose-vehicle limited company entitled Damaris, which joined present and former Riot Games/Tencent, Earthlink, Deutsche Bank, and Expedia executives.
The company will use the funds to continue to expand operations.
Led by CEO Clark Westerman, Whipper provides a gamified messaging platform that gives people the ability to chat and play in real-time as their favorite characters across the media and devices of their choice. Characters are to be charged up with user-definable superpowers and customizations that create a virtual stage for unrestrained self-expression and fun. The technology involves proprietary machine learning and audio processing elements.
The company also has a presence in London.