MoboTap, the developer behind the Dolphin Browser for mobile devices, today announced it will receive $10 million in funding. The Series A round was led by Sequoia Capital with Matrix Partners participating.
Dolphin was launched on the Android platform in March 2010, and the company reports it now has more than 8 million users primarily in the U.S. and China. MoboTap said it will use the funds to further develop the product and to expand into new markets.
“In creating Dolphin, we have made it possible to open any websites with just a touch of your finger tip,” said Yongzhi Yang, MoboTap’s CEO. “We believe in the future of mobile web and we want to bring the best mobile browsing experience to the world.”
Dolphin also released its latest version. 6.0, with changes that include improved gesture controls, even more customization add-ons, and better integration with other services. The browser is free to download and use, and is designed for ease of use on mobile devices, where screen size often makes it awkward to interact.