Amino Apps Raises $19.2 Million

NEW YORK — Amino has raised its latest financing round of $19.2 million led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The round also includes existing investors Venrock, Union Square Ventures, and Box Group, along with new investors Time Warner Investments and Goodwater Capital.

Since launching its self-serve community-creation platform in July, Amino users have created over 250,000 communities for topics ranging from their favorite K-Pop band (150,000+ members) to Veganism (85,000+ members) and LGBT+ (110,000+ members). This is a big leap from just a few months ago when Amino hosted only 90 communities. Since July, Amino has converted more than 150 of the most promising new communities into standalone mobile apps, bringing the total number of Amino apps to over 250.

“Amino provides one of the best social experiences for helping fans engage with each other about the topics and content they love,” said 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.”