Online gaming continues to be the rage with all the cool kids, want proof? Look no further than Montreal-based Woozworld which brands itself as “a massive multiplayer user-generated social game for tweens (ages nine – 14)” Today, the company just announced it has secured $6 million in new funding. In addition, Bernard Gershon, Former General Manager and Senior Vice President of Disney, has joined its board of advisors.
“Since Woozworld first launched, our main objective has been to make it the number-one safe destination, where tweens can creatively feed their imagination and innate desire to behave like young adults,” said Woozworld President and CEO Eric Brassard. “The new funds will allow us to enhance Woozworld’s already highly successful formula both online and moving forward, on the mobile.”
Investing in this round was Telesystem and iNovia Capital along side industry angels investors, and the funds will be used to continue developing and promoting its online user-generated social platform, where tween users build entire worlds to creatively engage with their peers, build businesses or set up restaurants, hotels and games as they choose, as well as focus on its upcoming mobile efforts.