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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus