Scopely Raises $8.5 Million Investment for Games Development
The Los Angeles based company Scopely has announced that it has raised $8.5 million to develop a set of mobile games using the “With Buddies” franchise.
Scopely, founded by AdSense co-creator Eytan Elbaz, Walter Driver and Ankur Bulsara, has been operating in stealth mode for a year. It has received investment from Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates.
Samit Varma from Anthem Venture Partners said that they have been watching Scopely for a while and are pleased to have the chance to get involved.
He said that they were “compelled by their differentiated vision of the intersection between social, mobile and games.
The team they’ve assembled and the traction they’ve seen to date is quite impressive.”
Driver said that Scopely is thrilled to be working with “such a distinguished group of investors.” He went on to say that as “big proponents of the Los Angeles startup ecosystem … it’s great to have investors like Anthem, Greycroft and The Chernin Group who are based in LA and have unique expertise in the digital media space involved.”
At present Scopely’s ‘With Buddies’ franchise has millions of active users enjoying games such as ‘Dice With Buddies’ and ‘Jewels With Buddies’.