PlayFirst Raises $9.2 Million
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PlayFirst is a popular mobile gaming company behind games such as Dinner Dash, Cooking Dash, Wedding Dash, and Hotel Dash. These games have been extremely popular on the Apple App Store. Because of this, PlayFirst raised $9.2 million in venture capital funding. PlayFirst plans to use the funding to increase their agility in the social and mobile gaming space according to VentureBeat. Mayfield Fund, Trinity Partners, DCM, and Rustic Canyon Ventures put in $5.2 million in this round. Comerica Bank invested $4 million in debt financing.
PlayFirst now has over 100 employees and is based in San Francisco. The company has raised a total of $31 million in funding thus far. The last round of funding was in 2007 when they raised $16.5 million. Going forward, PlayFirst plans to focus on the development of Facebook game applications.