STOCKHOLM, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Fishbrain, the world's largest app and social network for anglers, announced they have closed a new $3.7 million round of funding with overall investments now totaling nearly $15 million. This round comes from Fishbrain's original investors and adds investment from FJ Labs, whose existing portfolio includes Uber, Alibaba Group, BrightRoll and others. Original investors include Northzone, Industrifonden, Active Venture Partner, Recruit Strategic Partners and more.
Fishbrain also announced the addition of Mattias Miksche to their board. An avid angler and early investor in Fishbrain, Mattias is an investor and entrepreneur with early investments in leading companies the likes of PriceRunner, EuroFlorist, Clique sand others. Prior to that, Mattias was one of the original European founders of E*TRADE, co-founder and CEO of Stardoll Media and founded Boxman.com.
"We couldn't imagine someone more talented and fitting than Mattias to join our board as we take Fishbrain to the next level. His experience with startups and innovating in new spaces over the past several decades speaks for itself," said Johan Attby, CEO of Fishbrain. "And what's more, as an accomplished angler Mattias brings a unique level of user understanding to our board. With this latest injection of funds and Mattias on our team, we are well suited to catapult Fishbrain into some growth areas that we can't wait to announce in the near future."
With three million global users, Fishbrain provides anglers fishing forecasts based on real-catch data, the ability to track various species, share their experiences with friends, find hot new fishing spots, see what other people are catching, and discover what bait is being used where.
Fishbrain is the world's biggest and fastest growing social network and mobile app for the world's most popular hobby – sport fishing. Fishbrain connects anglers to make fishing dreams come true, today and tomorrow through helping people track various species and share their experiences. Fishbrain values responsible fishing by encouraging catch and release and the sustainable harvest of fish species. For more information, go to www.fishbrain.com.