Montreal-based Cinemagram has raised an $8.5 million Series A round.
The Cinemagram app can turn your iPhone photos into animated GIFs in a matter of seconds.
The Canadian startup raised money from Menlo Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Real Ventures, among others.
Following the funding, Cinemagram will relocate to Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, Real Ventures' JS Cournoyer suggested that the startup could be the next Instagram, which Facebook acquired this year for more than $1 billion.
Cinemagram previously raised $1 million in bridge funding over the summer. Menlo Ventures' Shervin Pishevar will join the startup's board of directors.
Cinegram has added a staggering 100,000 new users per day during the past couple months, according to cofounder Temo Chalasani in AllThingsD.