Cha-Ching! CyanogenMod Raises $23 Million in Funding to Build a Better Android Platform

Perhaps much to the chagrin of Google, it's quickly becoming clear that there's no stopping CyanogenMod. Coming less than a month after Google removed CyanogenMod from the Play Store on the silly basis that his installer application wants to void warranties, CyanogenMod today announced it raised $23 million in funding to continue and expand what the company has been doing, which is to essentially build out a better Android experience than Google.

The $23 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures follows $7 million in Series A funding back in September. With the additional funds, CyanogenMod can (and will) add to its modest staff of just 25 people.


"This new influx of capital will primarily be used to grow our engineering team as well as our UX, design, and product teams so that we can continue to build the next generation of mobile experience," CyanogenMod stated in a blog post.

The funding is also a significant show of faith from investors who believe CyanogenMod has an opportunity to turn the Android ecosystem upside down. What started off as a ROM for the niche modding community could become a mainstream favorite. CyanogenMod has already found one partner willing to pre-install the company's version of Android on its handset (Oppo N1), and it's no longer about simply putting a bloat-free skin on top of Android -- CyanogenMod is focused on building out features that users want.
Via:  CyanogenMod
JonathanBaker one year ago

This is good news. Love Cyanogenmod and have had it on my Incredible for a while now. The best version of Android, IMO.

BruceAMcIntyre one year ago

I'm ready to go there. Have only waited 'til I saw they could persist.

Kite-G one year ago

Great that Cyanogenmod is getting this well-deserved love. I dream of a future where Cyanogenmod surpasses the stock Android experience. mostly because i hate the bright colors of stock. hurts my eyes :(

sevags one year ago

A lot of people I know with android phones have already been using Cyanogenmod for over a year now and even less techy people are starting to make the switch. It is also incredibly popular with my employees as they are all french and it offers much better language support than stock android, lots of russians I know love it too.

SmogHog one year ago

A lot of privacy concerns with stock Android so Cyanogen has my interest.

Google,your removing App Ops in 4.4.2 got my attention.

Moves like that will lose customers in the long run.

MikeCammisa one year ago

I need to unlock my nexus 7 and get it

SmogHog one year ago

BTW,the Oppo N1 is officially the First Google CTS-Certified CyanogenMod Phone and it can run Google Apps Suite legitimately.!topic/cyanogenmod-dev/kBg5kEj51aI

JMeloni one year ago

Michael Joseph Donegan and u trust it :P

MichaelJosephDonegan one year ago


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