Worlize Gets Funding For Social Gaming

Los Angeles-based Worlize, a new startup focused on social gaming and chat, said Wednesday that it has scored initial angel funding for the firm, and opened up a private beta. The firm said it is developing a user-created, social gaming and chat platform for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and OpenSocial. Financial terms of the funding were not disclosed. Worlize's founding team includes CEO Brian McKelvey, who has served at Paramount, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Live Nation, and CFO Greg Diller, who has previously been at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), The Hollywood Reporter, and Cannon Pictures. The firm said it expects to launch into public beta in the fall. More information »


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