PlayFirst Wins $9.2M


PlayFirst, the San Francisco-based maker of popular iPhone, iPad, and Facebook games such as Diner Dash and Chocolatier, said Tuesday that it has raised $9.2 million in venture and debt financing. Mayfield Fund, Trinity Partners, DCM, and Rustic Canyon Ventures provided a $5.2 million venture infusion, while Comerica Bank provided a $4 million loan. Playfirst president and CEO Mari Baker said in a statement that the company plans to use the funds to expand into the burgeoning social and mobile gaming markets and to “aggressively optimize the PlayFirst brands that consumers love.”

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