Mobile gaming social network Kamcord has announced it has raised $15 million in Series B funding, in a round led by Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo Online Entertainment. The round included participation from Tencent, Wargaming, TransLink Capital and others. Kamcord’s technology allows users to record and share videos of their best moments in supported mobile games, while its standalone app provides a hub for viewing these videos in a single place.
Game of Thrones Ascent developer Disruptor Beam has today announced it has secured $3.2 million in Series A funding. New investors in this round included GrandBanks Capital and Midverse Studios, along with a number of angel investors. Disruptor Beam will using this funding for the continued development of its next game, Star Trek Timelines, as well as for its overall gaming platform.
Game developer and publisher Scopely has announced it has secured $35 million in a Series A financing round, led by Evolution Media Partners. TPG Growth, Participant Media and Highland Capital Partners (among others) participated in the venture. The mobile entertainment network will use the funding to expand and diversify its lineup of mobile games, which already includes Wordly, Dice with Buddies and more.
Game accelerator and investment platform Execution Labs has announced it has secured CAD $6 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Toronto-based Corus Entertainment Inc. Existing investors BDC Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital also participated in the round. This funding will help Execution Labs expand its presence and existing services by now offering independent game developers two different programs: the Pre-Production Accelerator and the Finishing Fund.
Mobile app company Riffsy has announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding for its GIF Keyboard app on iOS devices. The funding round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and will help Riffsy transform the process of sending animated images to friends into one that’s as simple and “everyday” as sending emojis. To date, Riffsy has passed 500 million monthly GIF views.
Social casino game developer PlayStudios has announced it has raised $20 million in Series C financing to further the company’s growth. The round was led by Jafco Ventures, with participation from existing investors. PlayStudios is the company behind the popular casino titles myVegas Slots and myVegas Blackjack [pictured], with the latter launching at the beginning of October 2014.
Mobile customer acquisition company YouAppi has announced it has raised $3 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Glilot Capital Partners, 2B-Angels and Flint Capital. The company has also announced its mobile customer acquisition solution, which guarantees higher customer lifetime value and focuses on post-conversion performance, rather than just installs.
Mobile video chat community Vive has today announced it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding, with participation from investors including SoundCloud, Evernote and ResearchGate. Vive launched out of beta in June 2014, and focuses on real connections between users, with a membership-only service that connects users of like-minds and tastes.
Frankly has announced it has secured $12.8 million in funding from JJR Private Capital, Standford-StartX Fund and SK Planet. The Frankly Chat app allows users to chat with friends with a focus on privacy, as messages disappear seconds after they’ve been read. The app has been downloaded over 1.5 million times since its launch in 2013.
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