Voice messaging company Bubble Motion has secured $6 million in financing from Palomar Ventures, for which this is the first investment in the startup, and existing investors Sequoia Capital and Comcast Interactive Capital.
Venturebeat had earlier confirmed the fundraising based on a regulatory filing but at the time it was unclear who the investors were. Al Snyder, former COO of Openwave and currently CEO of Aepona will join the Bubble Motion’s board of directors along with Amanda Reed from Palomar Ventures.
Bubble Motion is mostly known for BubbleTALK, a so-called ‘click, talk, and send’ messaging service that the company deems to be more fun than SMS and doesn’t require any calling. The company works with mobile operators from around the world to create a network of voice messaging and voice content applications, making BubbleTALK available to over 225 million subscribers worldwide. Considering its international approach, it makes sense for the company to have offices spread across the globe: Bubble Motion currently employs people in Silicon Valley, Singapore, London, Madrid, Rome, Stockholm, Helsinki, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.
The new funding round brings the total amount of capital invested in the company to $35 million.