MindSnacks, a San Francisco-based developer of educational games for mobile devices, has secured $1.2m in funding.
The round was led by Felicis Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups (Dave McClure), Mitch Kapor, Geoff Ralston, David Jeske, Oleg Tscheltzoff, Collaborative Fund, StartupAngel, ENIAC Ventures, Maneesh Arora, David Kim, Theoria Capital, Startl, and DreamIt Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to hire engineers and game designers to expand its current product and platform offerings.
Led by co-founder and CEO Jesse Pickard, MindSnacks makes mobile applications that deliver learning experiences with rewards and progressive challenges designed to keep users engaged and motivated. The company’s apps focus on language learning, and each mini-game addresses a specific need, such as vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and sentence construction.
Other company founders include Karl Stenerud, Jeff Evans and Andy Mroczkowski.