ScribbleChat, a NYC-based messaging app, raised $2.75m in funding.
Backers included Broadway Angels, The Perkins Fund, BBG Ventures, Halogen Ventures and Golden Seeds Angels, and actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
ScribbleChat’s app has more than one million users.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to invest in the development of its personalization technologies by growing its engineering team to further improve the experience for consumers and partners.
Led by Eloise Bune, CEO and co-founder, and Trey Stout, CTO and co-founder, ScribbleChat allows people to virtually send emotions with handwritten text, emojis and interactive 3D animations to convey tone and sentiment in conversations.
It is available on iOS and through integrations with Facebook Messenger, Kik and iMessage.
In the coming months, the company will unveil the following upgrades:
– Availability on Android
– Thousands of new animation effect combinations
– In-app recording of chats that enable playbacks of conversations with animations
– In-app purchasing of premium ScribbleChat effects
– Additional support for different foreign languages – Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Cyrilic.