Pixowl Raises $1.2 Million to Expand the “Grub” Mobile Game Franchise

San Francisco-based Pixowl said it will use the $1.2 million it has raised to continue developing mobile games that blend comic book art with stories. In particular, it’s focusing on developing the “Grub” franchise, after Doodle Grub was played by eight million people worldwide. Investors include 500 Startups, Kima Ventures, Pymar Venture, Art.com founder Joshua Chodniewicz, as well as other angels.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work