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.

Life is Crime - Red Robot Labs

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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