Vivox, a Natick, MA-based provider of voice chat services for social applications including online games and virtual worlds, has received a $2m equity investment from Peacock Equity.
Peacock Equity, a $250m joint investment fund of GE Capital’s Media, Communications & Entertainment business and NBC Universal, joins existing investors Benchmark Capital, Canaan Partners, GrandBanks Capital and IDG Ventures.
The company will use this round of financing to expand into new markets and enhance its portfolio of complementary offerings, which includes presence, text, virtual goods and audio advertising.
The Vivox Network supports 30 million users in over 180 countries around the world. Customers include CCP Games, Linden Lab, Nexon, Realtime Worlds, Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.