Intel And Others Invest $2.6 Million In Mobile Entertainment Studio skyrockit

Mobile application developer skyrockit this morning announced that it has raised $2.6 million in new funding from Intel Capital with participation from Asuka DBJ Partners and former Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon.

skyrockit plans to use the additional capital to boost its existing entertainment products and services, which includes the virtual Zippo Lighter for the iPhone, and develop new applications.

The company works for carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, handset manufacturers, media companies and brands.

Another one of its services, ROMPLR, is a music remix platform for iOS and Nokia that currently has over 1.1 million users across more than 95 countries.

Skyrockit is based in San Francisco and was renamed from Moderati (previously Faith West) back in 2009.

The startup claims it has generated more than $300 million in revenue for its partners and more than 100 million pieces of its content have been consumed.