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Confirmed: Scopely’s New $8.5M Funding Round Was Not Wrapped In Bacon

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http://techcrunch.com – There are a handful of startups that are going to build mobile-social gaming platforms or die trying. And Apple’s GameCenter, along with multi-billion-dollar freemium gaming giants GREE, Zynga, and DeNA don’t scare them. Los Angeles’ Scopely is one of the latest. The company, from longtime social gaming CEO Walter Driver and AdSense Co-creator Eytan Elbaz, is closing $8.5 million in funding in a round led by Anthem Venture Partners. “This is the beginning of our public conversation about what we’re doing,” Driver said. “The biggest problem facing consu (IT news)