MobileBeat announced yesterday that GetJar has raised a whopping $25 million in its third round of financing. GetJar’s founder and CEO Ilja Laurs is from Lithuania, but the company has been headquartered in the US for many years. This round of financing came from Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners. Accel Partners also led the two previous rounds. With the third round of financing, GetJar has raised in total $42 million.
GetJar has stated that users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from its site. Get Jar supports all the major platforms including Android, BlackBerry, iOS, to name a few. In total, it claims to support over 2500 devices. Furthermore it has some 320 000 developers signed up that have published around 131 000 apps as of today.
One of the big spikes in its traffic came from the Finnish company Rovio, which launched Angry Birds for Android through the service. The demand for the game was so high at launch that the site went down for a while. Currently, Angry Birds for Android has been downloaded close to 2 million times from Get Jar.
“We’ve been highly impressed with the leadership team and their ability to disrupt the marketplace with the fraction of spend compared to the likes of Google and others,” said Lee Fixel, Tiger Global Management’s managing director, in the press release.
Get Jar has been stated currently by many as one of the more interesting startups to originate from Northern Europe. With $42 million in financing under its belly, it’s sure to have the run way it needs to further grow and expand its reach to other markest as well.