Mark Cuban has put $250,000 into Los Angeles-based social gaming company Mention Mobile, the company announced Tuesday. Cuban, owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, will be given a minority equity stake in the company. Mention Mobile was formed in 2010.
Mention Mobile, creator of innovative social gaming apps, announced today that hi-tech billionaire and entrepreneur Mark Cuban has invested $250,000 in the company. Cuban, owner of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, will be given a minority equity stake in the company.
Specializing in apps infused with Facebook content, the investment will fund the development of Mention Mobile’s new single title apps that utilize the social networking site’s public information to customize games and create personalized content based off the user’s friends, preferences, interests, etc. The Los Angeles-based Mention Mobile currently has two apps, Trivia Friends and Doodley, which have attracted over 150,000 users in less than three months. Cuban’s investment will fuel the creation of eight to ten new apps beginning with the release of Version 2 of Trivia Friends which is due out in the next week.
“Mention Mobile’s creativity, fun factor and advanced Facebook integrations skills are a great combination that I’m excited to be part of,” said Cuban.
“Mr. Cuban’s investment demonstrates Mention Mobile’s continued success creating innovative social games and applications,” said Ryan Ozonian, founder and chief producer of Mention Mobile. “We have worked incredibly hard these past few months and have already seen tremendous user participation. Mr. Cuban’s investment and guidance will help us expand and continue to create fun, interactive and compelling apps.”
Mention Mobile’s apps are currently available in the Apple App Store. Upcoming apps will also be available for Android and Facebook. Next up for the company following the release of Version 2 of Trivia Friends are the release of games such as Get to the Nest, Cave Face, Meep, Santa vs. Zombies and Derby N’ Friends. For more information please visit www.mentionmobile.com.
About Mention Mobile
Founded in 2010, Mention Mobile is an innovative development company that specializes in integrated social gaming apps for use on mobile devices. Mention Mobile’s creative vision combines interest in social networks with casual gaming to create interactive and entertaining apps. Apps range from trivia to arcade-style games, word games and more.