Wonderhill Raises $7 Million From Shasta and Charles River

Posted May 13, 2009

Wonderhill is a company that creates “wholesome” casual games.  Wonderhill recently raised $7 million from Shasta Ventures and Charles River Ventures.  Before that the company raised $750,000 from Ooga Labs.  Two wholesome games that Wonderhill developed include Dog World and Green Spot.  Wonderhill was founded by James Currier.

Currier created Emode which is now Tickle.com back in the 90’s.  Wonderhill’s CCO Nick Rush had a similar role at EA’s Pogo.com before joining the startup.  Charles River Ventures partner Saar Gur told VentureBeat that Wonderhill’s ability to create viral hits was one of the reasons why they received the major investment.

Wonderhill’s competition includes Zynga and Playfish.  Zynga recently raised $35 million and Playfish raised $21 million.