Take a close look at Social Gaming Network’s story, and you will see how social games are evolving away from a focus on Facebook-only games. SGN is rising as a multiplatform social game developer, while Facebook-focused Zynga has been declining rapidly. SGN is even hiring the talent that was laid off by Zynga.
Dachis Group, which helps brands with Facebook marketing, announced Wednesday that it has raised $7.5 million in series-C funding led by Austin Ventures. The company plans to use this investment to build upon its successful 2012 and accelerate the development of its core data-driven social analytics platform.
Social marketing software provider Spredfast announced Tuesday that it raised $18 million in venture capital in a round led by OpenView Venture Partners and joined by existing investors Austin Ventures and InterWest Partners.