Amino Apps Raises $19 Million Series B to Shape the Future of Online Communities

Amino Apps this week raised $19.2 million. The Series B round was led Google Ventures and included Time Warner Investments, Goodwater Capital, and existing investors Venrock, Union Square Ventures, and Box Group.

Since launching a self-serve community-creation platform in July, Amino users have created over 250,000 communities for various topics.

Since July, Amino says it has converted more than 150 of the most promising new communities into standalone mobile apps.

To date, Amino’s apps have been downloaded 13 million times.

“Amino provides one of the best social experiences for helping fans engage with each other about the topics and content they love,” says Allison Goldberg, Managing Director and Vice President at Time Warner Investments. “They already have fantastic communities for many of our properties including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Steven Universe, and we look forward to exploring a wide range of opportunities together following this strategic investment.”

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