Flirtomatic, an operator of an online and mobile flirting service, has raised $9m in Series C funding.
The round was led by Nauta Capital, with participation from existing investors Doughty Hanson, Seraphim Capital and Chairman Avi Azulai.
This financing brings the total the company has raised to date to over $17m.
Flirtomatic, which was founded in 2005 by Mark Curtis and Avi Azulai, will use the new funds to grow in the U.S. and Europe, and to expand its co-marketing efforts.
The company has distribution partnerships with Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, MetroPCS, ninemsn, ProSiebenSat1 and Samsung. Advertising partners include O2, Nokia, and L’Oreal.
This year, Flirtomatic, which has more than 2.5 million users in the U.S. and UK, also launched its iPhone, iPod Touch and Android apps, and is making its service available via a Blackberry application and at the Ovi Store.