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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik