Skillz, a San Francisco, CA- and Boston, MA-based mobile skill-gaming company, raised $5.5m in Series A financing.
The round was led by Atlas Venture.
The company intends to use the capital to grow its marketing and customer service teams and to grow its developer relations team.
Founded in March 2012 by Andrew Paradise, CEO, Skillz provides a cash and virtual currency tournament SDK, which can be integrated into mobile games.
Skillz provides the follosing features:
– Tournament creation, management and payouts
– Integrated solution to prevent cheating
– Developer support and system service
– Gamer account creation and management, and
– Gamer customer support