Finnish developer Ovelin was a Midemlab winner last month with its WildChords guitar-teaching game for iPad. Now the company has announced a $1.4m funding round, led by True Ventures. With more than 100,000 downloads for the iPad version, Ovelin will now be able to invest in taking the game to other platforms. “With the investment from True Ventures, we will grow much faster, and build a wider range of interactive music games to teach people all over the world to play music instruments,” says CEO Christoph Thür. “Of course, we were also happy to learn that one of True Ventures founders’ sons was already learning to play the guitar with WildChords…”

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