LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire -09/07/11)- Fuhu Inc., developer of leading kid-safe apps controlled by parents called Fooz Kids, is proud to announce that they've closed a $15 million round of investments from Foxconn Technology Group and Kingston Digital, Inc.
The lead investor in the round, Foxconn Technology Group, founded in 1974 by Terry Guo and anchored by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is the world's largest contract manufacturer and maker of electronics components with nearly 1.2 million employees worldwide. Some of the most renowned products Foxconn makes include Apple's iPhone and iPad as well as products for Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Microsoft, and Intel.
In addition, Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, is also an investor in Fuhu Inc. Kingston®, founded in 1987 with a single product offering, offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones. In 2010, the company's revenues reached $6.5 billion (USD). Kingston employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and is regarded as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in America" by Fortune magazine.
"We are fortunate to be affiliated with such prestigious and acclaimed investors who see the potential and promise in our products and services," said Jim Mitchell, CEO of Fuhu, Inc. "These investor contributions will further enhance our offerings and we couldn't be more pleased that these companies share our vision towards enriching young minds and creating a brighter future through interactive technologies."
Fuhu Inc. offers a range of products including urDrive, a preloaded software solution on select Kingston USB Flash drives, and Spinlets Plus, a global PC and Android cloud-served music solution. Also created by Fuhu Inc., Fooz Kids is a set of kid-safe applications that enables children to create, connect, discover and learn in a safe online environment. Fuhu Inc. is currently working towards unveiling a kids tablet to be released soon called Nabi. For more information on Fuhu Inc. please visit www.fuhu.com and to download Fooz Kids please visit www.foozkids.com.
About Fuhu Inc.
Fuhu Inc., developer of Fooz Kids, was founded in 2008 by Robb Fujioka and John Hui to create a suite of cloud-served solutions that transform the way people consume content through devices.
Fooz Kids is a parent-controlled application that enables children to create, connect, discover and learn in an online environment that offers content specific to their age, gender and interests. Offering web browsing, videos, games, learning, communication tools and more, Fooz Kids is available in 36 different languages across 56 countries and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and select Android tablets. Fooz Kids is a product of Fuhu Inc. For more information or to download Fooz Kids please visit www.foozkids.com.