Things are rolling for the folks over at Freak’n Genius.
Freak’n Genius rolled out a refreshed version of its YAKiT mobile app, which lets you manipulate the mouths of your family, friends, cats, dogs and really, just about anything. It’s essentially a souped-up version of JibJab, with added messaging and social sharing capabilities included.
YAKiT 3.0 now includes an in-app feed with channels of user-created videos, new animated stickers and social features like commenting and reaction mechanisms.
The company also raised another $275,000 in a strategic investment from Windforce Ventures. Jason Stein, founder of social media agency 24/7 Laundry, is a partner at Windforce and has joined the Freak’n Genius board.
Freak’n Genius, founded in November 2011, was an inaugural member of the 2012 Kinect Accelerator program. Total funding for the company stands at $775,000.
We caught up with CEO Kyle Kesterson while his team was in Las Vegas for CES, and you can read our conversation here.