Famigo closes on a $1 million round of seed financing

Famigo announced today that it has closed on $1 million in a seed round of financing led by Silverton Partners, with participation from Zilker Ventures, Liahona Ventures and CapitalFactory. Founded in 2009, Famigo has created a mobile phone application that lets families find kid-friendly content and restrict access to other mobile phone features on Apple […]

Austin-based Famigo analyzed how families are using mobile media

Last month, Austin-based Famigo conducted a study and analyzed information from 1000 random usage samples from Famigo Sandbox (its free Android app) and uncovered some surprising insights into how families are using mobile media, according to Sarah Combs, spokeswoman with Famigo. Famigo compiled the infographic below from the findings of its study. “A few of […]

ATI graduates 21 companies tonight

The Austin Technology Incubator, a non-profit organization affiliated with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas, will host a graduation ceremony tonight for 21 of its member companies. The event also celebrates the 23 years ATI has helped incubate central Texas companies. Founded by Dr. George Kozmetsky and first directed by Laura Kilcrease, ATI […]

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Famigo lets families play together safely on small screens

By Susan Lahey Special contributor to Silicon Hills News When people write about Austin start-up Famigo‚Äôs new tool, the Sandbox, they focus on the benefit: Parents can pass their mobile phones to children, touching the Sandbox icon, and restricting that kid to a safe world of age-appropriate games. In the Sandbox, he can never dial […]

Famigo creates a virtual sandbox to keep kids safe

In our backyard, under a giant oak tree, my husband built a marvelous sandbox. My son spent hours playing there and I never worried about his safety. The sandbox in today’s fast-paced digital world has become the cell phone, laptop or tablet computer. So parents need new tools to ensure their children are safe. That’s […]