Helsinki-based instant messaging app Jongla announced the closure of a new €3.4 million round of investment from a group of private investors including JSH Capital Oy, Ingman Finance Oy, Kontino Invest Oy and Holdington Ltd Oy. This latest round increases the overall investment in the fast-growing Finnish messaging platform to €7.3 million.
The compnasy says they will use the fresh funds in scaling their business globally as well as improving their technology for better instant messaging. Initially aimed at the youth, Jongla has moved to differentiate itself with some features like interactive stickers and push-to-talk messaging. Last month it launched ‘Channels’, a tool that lets brands and celebrities to engage with fans in real-time via Jongla.
Riku Salminen, CEO ofJongla, said “The latest funding round will allow us to continue to develop and extend our cross-platform social messaging service as a platform and firmly place ourselves as a preferred choice in a number of key markets around the world.”