Fam raises $1.8 million for its iMessage-based group video chat app

The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience is reportedly taking off. Boston-based Smack, the company behind the video chat app called Fam, has raised $1.8 million in funding from a range of investors for its top 25 Social Networking app on the App Store that allows groups to chat with one another via iMessage with just a few taps.

The round includes Flybridge capital (Jeff Bussgang), Boston Seed Capital (Peter Blacklow), NEA (Dayna Grayson), Bessemer Venture Partners (Byron Deeter and Anna Khan), Norwest Venture Partners (Edward Yip), Highland Capital (Bob Davis), and Social Capital (Arjun Sethi), along with personal investments from DraftKings board member Woodrow H. Levin, DraftKings founder Jason…

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