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Forge raises $4.5 million in seed financing

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Even though YouTube and Twitch are the dominating players in the live-streaming and gameplay video sector, there is still a huge market for people who want to share shorter, easily digestible clips on social media. This is where Forge comes in. Forge is a free app designed to simplify the process of capturing and sharing gameplay videos. The app allows you to make a short clip of a full-length video from Twitch or YouTube and share the edited clip on Forge’s own website or Facebook, Twitter and other websites and blogs as embedded HTML. Sharing of gameplay videos has become so popular that Forge has seen an impressive traction. Today, the company announced it raised $4.5 million in a seed financing round led by True Ventures and Resolute Ventures, with participation from WME Ventures.

You can read about the funding here.

Top 20 Games Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $885,000,000 Big Fish Games Churchhill Downs Games Acquisition
5 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
7 $110,000,000 4:33 Creative Lab Line, Tencent Games Investment
8 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
9 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
10 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
11 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
12 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
13 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
14 $35,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
15 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
17 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Playstudios Consortium Games Investment
19 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. Big Fish Games to be acquired for $885 million by racetrack operator Churchill Downs (Geekwire)
  5. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Line And Tencent Pour $110M Into Korea’s 4:33 Creative Lab Games Studio (TechCrunch)
  8. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  9. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  10. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  12. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  13. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  14. Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform (TechCrunch)
  15. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  16. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  18. Playstudios Secures $20M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  20. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)

Top 20 North American Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
5 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
9 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
12 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
19 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
20 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  5. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  6. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  7. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  8. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  9. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  10. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  11. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  12. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  13. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  14. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  15. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  16. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  17. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  18. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  19. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  20. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)

Top 20 Games Deals for November 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
2 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
3 $970,000,000 Twitch Amazon Games Acquisition
4 $885,000,000 Big Fish Games Churchhill Downs Games Acquisition
5 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Kabam Alibaba Group Games Investment
7 $110,000,000 4:33 Creative Lab Line, Tencent Games Investment
8 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
9 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
10 $74,000,000 FunPlus Consortium Games Investment
11 $70,000,000 FanDuel Consortium Games Investment
12 $50,000,000 Gumi Consortium Games Investment
13 $41,000,000 DraftKings Consortium Games Investment
14 $35,000,000 Scopely Consortium Games Investment
15 $34,500,000 Azubu Sapinda Group Games Investment
16 $30,000,000 Social Point Highland Capital Partners Europe, Idinvest Games Investment
17 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group, BlueRun Ventures Games Investment
18 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
19 $20,000,000 Playstudios Consortium Games Investment
20 $18,000,000 Machinima Warner Bros. Entertainment Games Investment

More information

  1. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  2. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  3. THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon acquires game streaming platform Twitch for $970 million (StartupSmart)
  4. Big Fish Games to be acquired for $885 million by racetrack operator Churchill Downs (Geekwire)
  5. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  6. Kabam to Receive $120M Investment from Alibaba Group (FinSMEs)
  7. Line And Tencent Pour $110M Into Korea’s 4:33 Creative Lab Games Studio (TechCrunch)
  8. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  9. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  10. FunPlus Raises $74M in Venture Capital Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up (Wall Street Journal)
  12. Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination (TechInAsia)
  13. DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million (NY Times DealBook)
  14. Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform (TechCrunch)
  15. Twitch, MLG.TV e-sports rival Azubu secures $34.5M in latest funding round (VentureBeat)
  16. Social Point Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  18. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  19. Playstudios Secures $20M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Gaming video site Machinima confirms $18M round (Venture Beat)