Scopely Raises $55M For Mobile Games Empire

Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Scopely has raised a big, $55M funding round, the company said today, to help grow the company's catalog of mobile games. According to Scopely, the new financing round was led by Greycroft Growth Fund and Elephant Partners, and also included Evolution Media Capital, the joint fund of CAA and TPG Growth, along with Highland Capital, Sands Capital Ventures and Take-Two Interactive. As part of the funding, Greycroft's Mark Terbeek gains a seat on the board. Scopely is led by Walter Driver, and is known for such titles as he Walking Dead: Road to Survival and YAHTZEE With Buddies. The company was founded by Driver, Eytan Elbaz (Applied Semantics), Ankur Bulsara (MySpace), and Eric Futoran. More information »