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Mobile messaging platform Pinnatta reels in $1.2 mln

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Pinnatta, a mobile messaging platform, has secured $1.2 million in funding. The investors included Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pinnatta, developer of an interactive multimedia app, announced today that it has reached 1 million registered users worldwide. In addition, the company has raised an additional $1.2 million in funding from Greek venture capital firms Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst, Lebara in the UK, Andrew Wright in the US and first time investor Hirokazu Mashita, strategically chosen to help the company expand into Japan. Pinnatta has raised $3.7 million to date.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Pinnatta is a mobile messaging platform allowing people to exchange personalized, interactive messages with each other – providing the same experience as receiving a card in the mail (on their smartphones), only better. Offering a library of more than 500 interactive cards, personalized videos and customized messages, Pinnatta is the only app that uses the latest smartphone and operating system capabilities where recipients can touch, rub, shake, swipe, pinch, or blow on their phones in order to experience the message instead of just reading it.

“We are thrilled to hit the one million registered users’ milestone as we prepare to expand into new regions around the world in 2015,” said George Spanoudakis, co-founder and CEO of Pinnatta. “This new round of funding will help us bring Pinnatta to more regions and more devices like the iPad in the in the coming year, in addition to hiring new talent so we can continue to find the best way for you to communicate with your loved ones!”

Pinnatta is available now for free on iPhone, Android and Amazon devices. Look for it as a featured app on the Amazon app store this week. For more information, visit www.pinnatta.com.

About Pinnatta:
Pinnatta is the world’s first interactive messenger for exchanging unique, interactive greeting cards and messages with a smartphone. With Pinnatta you can blow, tap, swipe, drag, rub or shake a device to experience the message. Hundreds of customizable messages are available for every occasion. Pinnatta is free to download on iPhone and Android devices and is coming soon to Windows and iPad platforms in 2015.