Here is one you don’t see everyday, but Toronto-based Corus Entertainment has invested in a San Francisco-based mobile gaming startup called Fingerprint. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Fingerprint who makes a learning and entertainment platform they call Fingerprint Play has raised $1.4 million in a seed round, and then a bridge round following that, in total they had raised $7.75 million. We can expect product integration in the coming months, but Corus’ Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises (a division of Corus Entertainment) has joined the Fingerprint Board of Directors.
Fingerprint launched in late 2011, is currently available on iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and offers a range of entertaining and educational content with compelling interactive features designed to engage children and parents in a gaming environment. Fingerprint offers 14 apps today, which have been played over 20 million minutes. With this investment from Corus, Fingerprint Play plans to expand to Android devices and add eight new gaming apps by the end of 2012.