Futurefly gains more investors, taking its seed round to $3 million

Hope to shake up messaging apps

Futurefly gains more investors, taking its seed round to $3 million

A couple of months ago, 10-person Finnish startup Futurefly announced a $2.5 million seed round.

It now seems that was somewhat premature, however.

Additional investors have since come onboard, taking the round to $3 million.

And more than the cash, Futurefly is also keen to stress who those investors are.

Dots developer Betaworks, game veteran Keith Boesky, Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa and Broadway Video Ventures are now included alongside Vision+ and private investors who have successfully cashed out from the likes of Snapchat, Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook.

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It's all good new for Futurefly, which will be unveiling what it calls its 'nextgen 3D avatar mobile messaging system' in early 2016.

"We're innovating how communication can happen over a messenger by creating a rich, emotional and physical experience," said CPO Oskari "Ozz" Häkkinen.

"It'll either totally disrupt the messaging space or pave the way to what messengers can look like in the future.

"Our round is now complete and with an amazing group of distinguished investors and advisors we're set up for a good shot on goal."

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