Mobcrush Gets $4.9M For Live Mobile Game Streaming

Santa Monica-based Mobcrush, a new startup which wants to allow mobile users to broadcast, watch, and chat about video games as they are playing them, has raised $4.9M in a seed funding round. The company said the funding came from Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, CrunchFund, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lionsgate, Advancit Capital, Kevin Chou (Kabam CEO), Chris Carvalho (former Kabam COO), Jari Ovaskainen (Supercell early investor ), Richard Wolpert (Accel, AmplifyLA), Evan Rifkin (Burstly/Testflight), CAA Ventures, BAM Ventures, and MTGx Ventures. Mobcrush is led by Royce Disini. Mobcrush runs on iOS and Android, and lets users livestream mobile games such as Minecraft and Clash of Clans to friends and others. More information »