MoboTap gets $10 mn funding for Android browser

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA: MoboTap, developer of mobile browser for Android has announced that it has received $10 million in Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, with Matrix Partners also participating.


MoboTap’s Dolphin was launched on the Android platform in March 2010 and is Sequoia Capital’s first mobile browser investment.

In less than 15 months, Dolphin has grown to more than 8 million users worldwide on mobile devices by allowing them to intuitively create their very own web browsing experience on the Android platform, said a press release.

"Dolphin is the most powerful and engaging way to browse and touch the internet available today," said Yongzhi Yang, MoboTap’s CEO.


"According to IDC, for the first time more smartphones have been shipped than PCs, growing 74.4 per cent to 302.6 million devices in 2010,” said Kui Zhou, Partner at Sequoia Capital.

Zhou added that, Smartphones have changed the way people access the Internet and Dolphin is transforming the way people browse on their smartphone and tablet devices.

"The vast majority of Dolphin's users are in the U.S.," said Michael Moritz, Partner at Sequoia Capital. "In both the U.S and China, Sequoia Capital will work with MoboTap in every way possible to ensure even more people are enjoying the intuitive Dolphin mobile browser."


In addition to the funding, MoboTap has also announced the new version Dolphin Browser, version 6.0.


Addition features of Dolphin Browser HD includes:


Dolphin Gesture

A technology pioneered by MoboTap, Dolphin Gesture intelligently allows users to open any website with just a touch of their fingertip.

Dolphin Add-ons

Dolphin Add-ons allow users to personalize Dolphin and enhance their browsing experience. With more than 50 Add-ons and counting, users can customize Dolphin by changing its looks and feel.

Dolphin Webzine

Dolphin brings out the beauty of the web and with Dolphin Webzine users can experience the web like never before.

Web pages are cleanly displayed as a series of thumbnail images and users can scroll through web pages instantly using an intuitive touch interface, tapping on any thumbnail image to open the desired page.

Availability and Pricing

Dolphin 6.0 is available via the Android Market worldwide immediately. Dolphin is free to download and use.