Filter Squad close $1.1m round led by Yuuwa Capital

Yuuwa Capital has led a new $1.1m funding round into Perth-based App developer – Filter Squad Pty Ltd – creators of the wildly popular Discovr range of iOS applications.

Filter Squad has concurrently announced the official launch of Discovr Music for the Mac App Store. Discovr Music makes it easy to discover new music on your Mac.

“We’ve had more than a million downloads so far on iOS“ said David McKinney, CEO and Founder of Filter Squad.

“With the release of Discovr Music for Mac App Store we’re extending our reach into an entirely new market. It’s challenging and inspiring to build great user experiences for Mac desktop users, and it’s been really satisfying for us to create this app. Our goal was to create an app that enhanced the way that people use their desktop machines everyday, and we think that Discovr Music for Mac App Store is our best app yet.”

The investment round will enable Filter Squad to build out their engineering team and continue to grow their international presence by hiring key team members in the US.  The Australian company is on a roll, having recently won the $25k Greatest Potential Award at Australian start-up event Tech23.

About Filter Squad
Filter Squad is an Australian startup that makes it easy to find information and content that’s relevant to you.

This news was also covered by Techcrunch, VentureBeat, Delimiter and SmartCompany:

http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/26/passing-1-million-downloads-discovr-raises-1-1-million-launches-on-mac-app-store/

http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/26/filter-squad-discovr/

http://delimiter.com.au/2011/10/28/perth-app-developer-wins-1-1m-capital/

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/20111031-perth-based-app-developer-filter-squad-gets-1-1-million-investment.html

 

 

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  1. […] The company is the creator of the Discovr range of iOS applications, which are distributed through Apple’s iTunes and Mac app stores. The company’s Discovr Apps application (free) makes it easier for users to find new apps for their iPad or iPhone, while the Discovr Music app (99c on iOS, $5 on the Mac) makes it easier to find new bands and artists on those platforms, plus the Mac. “We’ve had more than a million downloads so far on iOS“ said David McKinney, CEO and Founder of Filter Squad, in a statement issued by Yuuwa. […]

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  4. […] creator of the Discovr range of iOS apps that make it easier to find new apps, announced it had received $1.1 million in funding from Perth firm Yuuwa […]

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