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Mobile gaming startup HashCube raises Rs 4.2 Cr funding from Nazara & others

Mobile gaming startup HashCube has raised Rs 4.2 crore series A investment led by the mobile games company Nazara Technologies and participation from Ah! Ventures, CDMA Development Group founder Perry LaForge, and existing investors Indian Angel Network and Blume Ventures, reports The Times of India. Following this investment, Nazara will work closely with HashCube to develop its Quest series of mobile games, first of which was Sudoku Quest that has been live on Facebook and across iOS, Android and Amazon app stores for couple of years now. Nazara is also expected to help in marketing these games globally. Prior to this investment, Hashcube had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Indian Angel Network and Blume Ventures in July 2012. IAN members like former Yahoo India head Sharad Sharma, Google India chief Rajan Anandan and Torrent Networks co-founder Hemant Kanakia had participated in the funding round. HashCube was founded by Ramprasad Rajendran and Deepan Chakravarthy in 2009. Among the titles developed by the company include Facebook games like Sudoku, Loop the Loop, DotGame and web games like Sudoku Solver, Photographic Memory Game, and Color Matching Game, besides Sudoku Quest. The company currently claims to have over 3 million users. Nazara game fund: This is probably the first investment from Nazara's seed fund for game developers that was setup in November last year. The company had setup a Rs 5 crore seed fund and was then expecting other early stage investors to co-invest to raise the fund size to Rs 20 crore. It was planning to invest Rs 20-25 lakh in game…

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