Luxembourg’s MoodMe wins Silicon Valley funding

MoodMe is in Europe and Silicon Valley for the long game ahead: change the way people share emotions online. The company who inspires great speed of delivery and 3D animations, wins new investor from Palo Alto.

MoodMe is in Europe and Silicon Valley for the long game ahead: change the way people share emotions online. The company who inspire great speed of delivery and 3D animations, wins new investor from a Silicon Valley Big Data tech company based in Palo Alto.

Mach-3D was Founded by Massimiliano Tarquini (CTO) and Chandra de Keyser (CEO) (in picture on Facebook.com/MoodMe.biz) in early 2011 and incorporated as SàRL in Grand Duché de Luxembourg. Alessandro Ligi (CIO) joined them as co–Founder. Mach-3D rebranded itself in mid 2012 as MoodMe, a US and EU Trade Mark. The company core technology is a Cloud Platform which creates, stores and animates 3D models of human faces, the Living Portraits ™.

MoodMe is incubated at Luxembourg ICT Tudor in Esch-sur-Alzette and is one of the first 4 startups selected to participate in the europe4startups programme which offers free Cloud for 1 year thanks to Data4 as well as a package of marketing, legal & IP advisory services. MoodMe opened a Silicon Valley office in October 2012 & benefited from a Grant from the Ministry of Economy to setup its office in Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA.

« Europe, where we have our roots, our first big customers and 7 of our 9 investors and our CTO with the engineering team ; Silicon Valley with its open, Dream Big, risk tolerant culture and massive talent pool, smart money & sunshine », Chandra de Keyser says.

MoodMe wins Valley funding

« We are proud to bring smart money with our first Silicon Valley investor from prestigious tech company, Chandra de Keyser, CEO of MoodMe added. It is a special moment for me to welcome Jérôme to MoodMe for several reasons: our HQ is in Luxembourg, a growing international center for startups in Europe and Jérôme is our first Luxembourgish investor. His multicultural mindset tainted with Silicon Valley mentality enriches our multicultural Angels from Russia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, France & Germany. I became friend with Jérôme here in Palo Alto where I’m based in this exploratory phase. Our friendship evolved into conversations on entrepreneurship, on how to bring the Silicon Valley DNA to Europe, great laughs over beers & Jérôme started contributing ideas & taking actions to help us. In the end, it is a people business & I’m very glad to have earned the vote of confidence of Jérôme. MoodMe is currently onboarding Silicon Valley Veterans to reach our next level. »

« It is a privilege to join MoodMe as both Seed Investor & Advisor, Jérôme of the Big Data company, explained. I decided to invest in MoodMe because I strongly believe in the total addressable market for the MoodMe technology which I see fully deployed in multiple verticals in the not too distant future. I also decided to invest in MoodMe because of Chandra & his team. Chandra is a relentless, high-impact, high-energy & mission-focused CEO. Together with his motley crew of engineer minded co-founders I trust this to be a winning team. As an advisor I tend to be hands on and unapologetically stubborn in my convictions. My aim is to deploy my international technology networks together my personal experience of having successfully orbited startups in both the United States & Asia in order to scale MoodMe from jet propelled startup into a rocketship! I thank MoodMe and the rest of the team for their friendship and I look forward to working with you all. »