Whirlscape, a spin-out of the University of Toronto, secures $500,000 for its mobile device touchscreen keyboard.

University of Toronto spin-out Whirlscape, which is developing a touchscreen keyboard for mobile devices, has received $500,000 in seed investment.

Incubator Y Combinator, venture firms FundersClub and BDC Venture Capital, and a number of angel investors contributed the round. Whirlscape is currently participating in Y Combinator’s accelerator programme, and also passed through UTEST, an incubator jointly managed by the University of Toronto and commercialisation firm MaRS Innovation.

The start-up is developing an app which Whirlscape describes as the “little keyboard…

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