Denver-based Kwippit raises $2.5 million for its text messaging app with pictures

The Denver company seeks to replace emojis with “kick-ass images that amplify self-expression beyond what simple words can convey.”

(Courtesy of Kwippit)

Step aside, Ernest Hemingway. Kwippit, a Denver company, just got $2.5 million in new funding for its texting app that uses pictures to “amplify self-expression beyond what simple words can convey.”

Like this one.

(Courtesy of Kwippit)
(Courtesy of Kwippit)

So the idea is that you can use a library of images and add your own words in order to say something more emphatically than “K” while texting.

The influx of new funding came in part from Wildcat Capital Management, Dave Leyrer, and Scott Nirenberski, the company reports.