Mobile game maker Red Robot Labs scores $8.5M in Series A
Location-based mobile gaming startup Red Robot Labs has closed a Series A financing round totaling $8.5 million. Benchmark Capital led the round, and the venture firm's Mitch Lasky will join the Red Robot board of directors. Shasta Ventures also contributed.
Red Robot Labs introduced its inaugural title Life Is Crime (pictured) last month.
Co-founded by Playdom veteran Mike Ouye and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, Red Robot Labs introduced its inaugural title Life Is Crime last month. The location-based, massive multiplayer online mobile game enables players to collaborate on virtual crimes committed at real-world locations. Red Robot Labs said the new funding will help accelerate its studio growth, nurture the development of its location gaming platform and build third-party studio partnerships.
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