Fingerprint Digital, Inc. , a San Francisco, CA-based developer of a network of kids’ learning and entertainment applications for mobile devices, has raised $1.4m in initial funding.
Investors include K2MediaLabs, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), Reed Elsevier Ventures and Suffolk Holdings.
Co-founded by CEO Nancy MacIntyre, Kevin Wendle and Daniel Klaus of K2MediaLabs, Fingerprint develops web and mobile applications providing a shared fun and educational experience for parent and child.
Applications will include features designed to enable sharing and communication between kids and grown ups, game play snapshots for parents, a recommendation engine for new games based on play patterns and progress, and a virtual reward system that encourages kids to stay involved.
It also provides a platform for third-party game developers to design and deploy their games.
In Fall 2011, Fingerprint will launch four first-party applications, and will continue to work with a range of third-party application developers to introduce additional new titles by the end of the year.