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‘Draw me like one of your French girls,’ says app that raised $500K

Image Credit: Titanic

On French Girls, users snap selfies and draw strangers.

The app just crossed one million downloads, and its creator, Appek, today announced a $500,000 seed round led by actress-singer Christina Milian and American football player Larry English.

The French Girls app first made its debut in January and was named in reference to the famous “draw me like one of your French girls” line from the film “Titanic.” The app lets users turn selfies into hand-drawn portraits and, in exchange, tasks users with drawing (or tracing) selfies taken by strangers.

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“Passing a million is exciting, but we’re just getting started,” says Appek chief Adam Ceresko. “There is such a uniqueness to the content on French Girls. And how the community is evolving is what makes the future bright. People can express themselves visually on French Girls in ways that are easily understood yet extremely powerful, and we feel that we’ve only touched the surface of what’s possible through this new type of communication.”

Appek also made headlines back in 2011 with FaceInvaders, a passive-aggressive spin on the classic Space Invaders arcade game.

25 comments
Tim Fox
Tim Fox

Mike Quesada Madison Hernandez O.O

Alex Halliday
Alex Halliday

Way more creative than Yo. Actually very funny.

Jessica Shu
Jessica Shu

Leah Meyerholtz WE TESTED THIS AT THAT MEETUP IN ITHACA omg

Darryl A. Armstrong
Darryl A. Armstrong

Check back for Draw Me Like Rubens, the app that takes your selfie and makes you look 20lbs heavier.

Marcus Greenwood
Marcus Greenwood

It's a game. At least it does something fun. It's unfair to compare this to Yo

Steve Faktor
Steve Faktor

And who might be contributing to wasting our time with this nonsense....? Wait, still thinking........

Rania A
Rania A

Alexandra you're ahead of the curve with your beautiful fatso.

Luke Herbert
Luke Herbert

Harry Sean Plumb Daniel James Richardson THIS

Kristi Colvin
Kristi Colvin

I love it. It's personal, creative and artistic - some of the drawings are so cool!

Andreas Mitschke
Andreas Mitschke

Ye, it's getting ridiculous. Even worse, those messengers can't create revenue on a political correct way, hence every user should be sure all they sell is user data and behaviour insights.

Tim Hart
Tim Hart

when will this app bubble burst? jaysus

Tomi Hassan
Tomi Hassan

Only God can save us from all these stupid apps :(