Zoobe Closes Seven Digit Seed Funding Round

Zoobe, a Berlin, Germany-based creator of animated avatars for mobile messaging, closed its seven digit seed funding round.

The company intends to use the funds to develop its white label service for other license holders.

Backers included existing investors:
Christophe Maire (Atlantic Internet),
Karl-Heinz Brandenburg (Brandenburg Ventures),
Dario Suter (DCM),
Jens de Gruyter (United Arts Ventures), and
Udo Schloemer (JMES Investments)
and new investors:
Thomas A. Curran (former Deutsche Telekom CTO),
Rayk Reitenbach (IBB VC Technologie Fonds), and
Lars Dittrich.

Founded by film director Lenard F. Krawinkel, CEO, Zoobe is the owner and developer of a range of mobile animated avatar messaging applications, including Zoobe Pets for iOS and Android, and Zoobe Eve exclusively for iOS, both launched at the end of 2012. Zoobe uses patented speech recognition technology to lipsync a recorded voice message with an emotive avatar, which when laid over any background image or photo, instantly creates a video message, viewable both on-device and online via a shareable URL.

Krawinkel said the funding secured the company’s immediate future plans.



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