Famigo

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Famigo
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Website http://www.famigo.com//

Famigo was an Austin, Texas-based company that provides a directory of child- and family-friendly applications for mobile devices, as well as a parental control app for the Android operating system.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The company has raised $1 million in funding.[1]

History[edit]

Q Beck founded Famigo in the fall of 2009, serving as the CEO.[1][3][7][9] The Austin Technology Incubator, an Austin-based start-up resource, helped launch Famigo.[1][3][4]

Famigo raised $1 million for its app-directory and parental control software.[1] Silverton Partners, Zilker Ventures, Liahona Ventures, and Capital Factory helped fund the initiative.[1][7][9]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

In 2011, CNET named Famigo Sandbox (the parental control app) the Best App for Parents.[4][9] PC Pro named Famigo Sandbox one of the 25 best Android apps.[10] Time Magazine’s tech section named Famigo Sandbox one of “The 10 Best Android Games for Kids.”[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Perez, Sarah. "Famigo Raises $1M For Its Kid-Friendly App Directory And Parental Control Software". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Rao, Leeno. "Fhttps://techcrunch.com/2011/09/30/famigo-wants-to-help-families-discover-kid-friendly-mobile-apps/". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 February 2013.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "What's hot?". Venture Beat. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Famigo makes it easier to discover family-friend mobile apps on Android and Apple". VentureBeat. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Frazee, Kirsten. "Famigo Launches Free Android App, Creating a Safe Sandbox for Access to Child-Friendly Mobile Content". University of texas. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Five Minutes with Q Beck from Famigo". Ruckus Media. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Lahey, Susan. "Famigo lets families play together safely on small screens". Silicon Hills News. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Famigo, Inc". Inside View. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Menell, Brian. "Famigo Closes $1M Seed Round". Austin Startup. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "25 best Android apps". PC Pro. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Barloso, Kim (15 August 2012). "The 10 Best Android Games for Kids". TIME.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013.