Looks like Barcelona is becoming something of a hotbed for social gaming companies, with the likes of King and Digital Chocolate setting up studios in the city, and local players like Social Point making a killing the space.
Enter Akamon, another multi-platform social gaming startup that was born in Barcelona, which is today announcing its first round of investment.
The rest of the fresh capital – 550,000 euros to be precise – was injected by Exelweiss, Grupo ITnet and Vicenç Martí, CEO of Akamon.
Akamon offers online social and casino games via its own websites and those of its partners, Facebook and mobile devices.
It says it will use the money raised primarily to ramp up marketing efforts across southern Europe and Latin America, the recruitment of new team members and expansion into new markets.
Akamon currently has a total of 70 employees and plans to hire another 20 before the end of this year. The company says it closed last year with revenues of $8.5 million – and a positive EBITDA – and expects to end 2013 with almost double that ($16 million).
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