Dublin start-up Emojitones secures €500,000 in funding

Snooker player Ken Doherty among those to invest in firm that is putting sounds to emojis

Emojitones has created an app that adds sound effects to emoji icons. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emojitones has created an app that adds sound effects to emoji icons. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

 

Irish snooker player Ken Doherty has emerged as one of the investors behind Emojitones, a Dublin-based mobile tech start-up, which has just completed a €500,000 funding round.

Emojitones has created an app that adds sound effects to emoji icons. Created by Guy de Bromhead, the app, which is available for both iOS and Android, was launched earlier this year at Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak’s debut ComicCon Silicon Valley event.

Mr de Bromhead said future releases of the app will enable users to create their own emoji tones.

“For 25 years the world has text messaged in silence. We need a change,” he said.

“Emojis are big business, six billion emojis are sent daily via all text messaging platforms. It’s logical to introduce sounds into standard text messaging via emoji icons.”