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San Francisco-based Fingerprint, which focuses on rounding up educational, kid-friendly apps through custom marketplaces, announced on Tuesday that it received $10.85 million in Series B funding, including participation from new investor DreamWorks.
“Mobile has changed children’s viewing and playing habits, and as a result the growth in the mobile kids’ entertainment and edutainment industry is taking off,” Fingerprint CEO and co-founder Nancy MacIntyre said in a statement. “Kids from age 1-8 log nearly two hours per day according to Common Sense Media. And the Kaiser Family Foundation says kids from age 8-18 spend on average nearly eight hours daily on devices.”
Including this investment, Fingerprint has raised more than $20 million overall. According to the press release, the company will use the funds to increase content development globally and increase content for its partner networks. Currently, Fingerprint operates its own app network, along with partnerships with Sylvan Learning, Samsung and Astro, with a new partner marketplace from educational company Cricket Media recently announced. The company expects to have 600 apps across all networks by the end of this year.