We Will, We Will RockYou! $35 Million Series C Round of Funding

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RockYou announced today that they have raised $35 million Series C in funding.  The firms that invested in RockYou includes DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partech International, and Sequoia.  RockYou! created some of the more viral applications on Facebook including Vampires, Superwall, and Likeness.  RockYou! also created marketing campaigns for Microsoft, CBS, Sony, New Line, and Paramount. 

“DCM believes that RockYou will be the catalyst of this new global ecosystem that delivers next-generation advertisements through its innovative advertising network and social applications,” stated co-founder of DCM, David Chao. “With the current momentum, RockYou is positioned to become a top-10 Internet property in the world in the near future.”

RockYou! will use the funding to grow their team and to create more applications.  RockYou! receives roughly 87.5 million unique monthly visitors and 2.7 billion page views.  RockYou! uses Google OpenSocial to spread their applications across Hi5, MySpace, and Orkut. 

“RockYou is incredibly proud to announce our funding, and are very pleased to be able to work with DCM and be a part of their impressive portfolio. RockYou is entering into a very exciting time both with the applications we are developing, and also with the expansion of our social advertising platform,” stated Lance Tokuda, the CEO of RockYou!

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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