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LVP launches seed fund targeting European digital game startups

London Venture Partners said Tuesday that it has launched its first seed fund focused on European digital game startups. No financial terms were disclosed. The pool’s LPs include Nexon, Wargaming and Zynga CEO Don Matrick. According to an LVP source, the fund is planning on making 20 to 25 investments.

Boxed picks up $6.5 mln

Boxed said Tuesday that it has received $6.5 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners, First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta and former Zynga COO David Ko. Boxed is a mobile commerce firm that provides discounts for warehouse club shopping.

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Kick off Thursday morning with the latest on Cerberus’ new fund; Zombies taking advantage of PE’s weakness and Yahoo’s acquisition of to-do app maker Astrid.

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Zynga & NewSchools Venture Back San Francisco Ed Tech Accelerator

Zynga and the NewSchools Venture Fund joined forces Wednesday to unveil an ed-tech accelerator aimed at assisting young companies developing games to help students learn. Zynga.org, the game maker’s non-profit arm, said it plans to invest $1 million in the effort in its first year

Zynga Gets a New CIO

Today, Debra Chrapaty, appointed Zynga‘s chief information officer in 2011, announced that she has left the company to join cloud-stage startup Nirvanix as CEO. As a result, Zynga has appointed longtime employee Dorion Carroll as CIO of the company. Carroll joined Zynga in 2009 as CTO of the popular game “Mafia Wars.” He was later promoted to CTO of Zynga’s Shared Technology Group and in October 2011 made the CTO of Zynga’s mobile efforts. Before joining Zynga, Carroll was the VP of engineering at the blog search engine Technorati.

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This morning check out eight examples of companies ruined by their founders, what the future holds for 4G, Zynga’s plans to make more and spend less and how much Think Big has secured from angel investors.

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This morning’s First Read brings you the latest venture deals, what ten big brands have plummeted in value and a McKinsey report predicting more doom and gloom for world banking.

Foundry Group Raises $225M Third Fund

The firm closed its third fund, which at $225 million is exactly the same size as its second and first funds. Foundry Venture Capital 2012 will follow the same strategy as the earlier funds, also.

Slideshow: Pop Goes the IPO

At long last we’re getting ready for Facebook’s IPO later this month. So who else from the latest bumper crop of IPO candidates has some impressive results to boast?

Mob Science Inks Seed Funds

Mob Science, an early Zynga platform partner and social games developer has received $1 million in seed funding from Joyent CEO David Young, GameSpy Industries founder Mark Surfas, and other angel investors. Mob Science operates Facebook applications including inFamous Anarchy, Coffee Bar, Snowball Fight, Willy’s Sweet Shop and several others, totaling more than 50 million […]

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