Raptr reaches six million users, and $27 million in funding
2/10/2011 1:06:00 PM
Are you a Raptr
user? If so, you are one of officially more than six million registered users. Raptr announced this milestone today, alongside the other milestone of reaching $27 million in funding from various investors.
The new funding will work towards new features for the gaming community. Currently, gamers can use the site to keep track of gameplay data, communicate with friends and browse the web in-game. You can keep up to date with their progress here, and be sure to read on for more information about the online gaming community.
Mountain View, CA – February 10, 2011 - Raptr, the social platform for gamers that tracks your gaming stats and connects you to your friends, is proud to announce that it has reached two significant milestones. First, the company has attracted more than six million registered users to its service and is currently adding over 750,000 new users a month. Second, the company has successfully closed a Series B round of funding, which was led by DAG Ventures and also included new investor Tenaya Capital and existing investor Accel Partners.
“We’re excited to be backed by DAG Ventures, Tenaya Capital, and Accel Partners as we continue to grow Raptr into the preeminent gaming community worldwide,” said Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “Along with the user growth of our application, we’re also now reaching over a million unique visitors a day on our website, and have expanded our presence into the mobile arena.”
To date, Raptr has raised a total of $27 million. The new round of funding will be used to rapidly expand Raptr’s offerings with new features that build on its gaming community. Raptr is the fastest growing social networking platform for gamers, and millions of gamers use Raptr to track their games and achievements for PC, Xbox, and PS3; chat and browse the web in-game; and see what their friends are playing via iPhone. Raptr’s service has won several awards including PC Gamers’ pick for Top 10 PC Apps and the AlwaysOn’s OnHollywood 100 award in the Consumer Services Category.
The unique gameplay data Raptr captures enables its partners to have deep insights into the latest gaming trends. Raptr’s media partners, including GameSpot, GamePro, and 1UP, use this data to showcase the hottest games based on what people are actually playing.
To find out more about what Raptr is working on, be sure to check out the official Raptr Tracks blog at http://blog.raptr.com/raptr-2011-infographic/
Raptr (http://raptr.com) is a social platform for gamers that tracks gaming activity for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Raptr also makes it easy for gamers to compare their stats, see what their friends are playing, and chat with their friends. Over six million users have joined Raptr to track their gaming activity and to connect with popular social media and IM services like Facebook, Twitter, AIM, Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Steam, and Xfire. Raptr was founded in 2007 by Xfire co-founder and world champion gamer Dennis Fong. The company has raised over $27 million in funding from investors that include Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.