Bitstrips Is Raising $15 Million

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Bitstrips, an app for building personalized comic strips, is raising a hefty Series B. We’ve heard from sources familiar with the matter that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is taking the lead.

The deal hasn’t yet closed, so the amount isn’t confirmed, but we’re hearing that the Toronto-based company is looking to secure $15 million. This would bring Bitstrips’ total funding to $18 million.

Bitstrips launched back in October of 2013 and took all of two weeks to hit the No. 1 spot for free applications in the App Store.

The service lets you create an avatar of yourself using an easy-to-use composer. Once your main character is complete, you can be the star of your own comic thanks to hundreds of pre-set situations and elements, including facial expressions and backgrounds. Bitstrips also lets you connect with your friends on Facebook, develop avatars for them, and include them in your…

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