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Social gaming start-up Pikum closes £2.6 million financing led by Virgin USA

5 March 2008 – Pikum, an online social gaming start-up launching in the UK, has secured investment of £2.6 million from Virgin USA.

Pikum – a new kind of game created and played between friends – is the brainchild of 28-year old entrepreneur, Sean Glass, who previously co-founded higher education-focused online financial services company, Higher One (Higher One was ranked number 85 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing U.S. private companies in 2007). Pikum’s founding management team also includes Johannes Larcher, Pikum’s CEO, who was a member of Overture’s executive team until its sale to Yahoo! in 2003, and most recently was CEO of online education firm Academy123 (acquired by Discovery Communications in 2006).

The funding round included participation from leading early stage U.S. based venture fund, First Round Capital, who also led Pikum’s seed financing in March 2007.

http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=37332&hilite=

As I said previously, I am so glad that I’ve had the opportunity to work on Pikum.com. I think it is an amazing product and people everywhere will truly love it. It’s just plain fun.

UPDATE: Techcrunch UK has noticed us.

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