Mobcrush, a Santa Monica, California-based live streaming platform for mobile games, has raised $4.9m in seed funding.
Backers included Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, CrunchFund, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lionsgate, Advancit Capital, Kabam CEO Kevin Chou, former Kabam COO Chris Carvalho, Supercell early investor Jari Ovaskainen, Accel Venture Advisor Richard Wolpert, Evan Rifkin of Burstly/Testflight, CAA Ventures, BAM Ventures, and MTGx Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to build, grow and scale the platform.
Led by CEO Royce Disini, Mobcrush is a mobile video streaming company that enables mobile users to broadcast, watch and chat about games as they play and stream in real-time. Currently in private beta for iOS and Android, the platform has gained early traction with mobile gaming guilds and players of popular games including Clash of Clans, Vainglory, Modern Combat and Minecraft.