Toronto's SocialDeck acquired by Google

Posted by Rob Lewis

Toronto social gaming company SocialDeck has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed price.

SocialDeck creates games that allow for simultaneous, viral multiplayer game play across a variety of mobile devices and social networks. It had more than one million mobile downloads last year.

The company's games include Shake and Spell and Pet Hero.

"SocialDeck's team and technology is a perfect addition to our current team of engineers in Waterloo, to continue to innovate in the social and mobile web," said Google Canada spokeswoman Wendy Rozeluk.

Founded in 2008, SocialDeck presented at StartupCamp Toronto in April of that year.

SocialDeck raised its first financing round from the BlackBerry Partners Fund in March 2009. The company’s core team splits its time between Toronto and San Francisco.

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Company:
Relay Ventures
Website:
http://www.relayventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in passionate entrepreneurs disrupting and creating new markets through mobile technologies. Unlike other funds, Relay exclusively focuses on software for mobile devices and the connected Internet, creating an unparalleled set of networks and resources that tangibly help founders build world-class companies. With offices in Menlo Park and Toronto,... more

Company:
SocialDeck
Website:
http://www.socialdeck.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SocialDeck was founded in 2008 with the vision of enabling “anywhere, anytime, anyone” gaming. The company has launched several titles for the iPhone, Facebook, and BlackBerry using its social gaming platform technology, which enables simultaneous game play across multiple mobile devices and social networks. SocialDeck’s technology also facilitates viral content discovery, distribution and monetization. more


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Rob Lewis

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