Metaplace

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Overview

Acquired by 
Playdom
Total Funding Amount 
$9.4M
Metaplace
Metaplace is a fast-paced and venture-funded startup developing social games.
Categories 
Apps, MMO Games, Social Media
Headquarters Regions 
Greater San Diego Area, West Coast, Western US
Founded Date 
Jul 1, 2006
Founders 
Raph Koster
Operating Status 
Active
Funding Status 
M&A
Last Funding Type 
Venture - Series Unknown
Number of Employees 
1-10
Also Known As 
areae
IPO Status 
Private
Website 
www.metaplace.com
Twitter 
View on Twitter
Contact Email 
contact@metaplace.com

Metaplace is a developer of next generation social games.

It originally developed a virtual worlds platform that got shutdown in January 2010. The company changed direction since has been leveraging the platform to build next generation social games.

Siftery

Total Products Active 55
Total Product Changes 10.5%

Acquisition Details

Transaction Name 
Metaplace acquired by Playdom
Acquired by 
Playdom
Announced Date 
Jul 9, 2010

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 
3
Total Funding Amount 
$9.4M
Metaplace has raised a total of $9.4M in funding over 3 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Mar 15, 2010 from a Venture - Series Unknown round.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Mar 15, 2010
Venture Round - Metaplace
$1.5M
Oct 22, 2008
Series B - Metaplace
4$6.7M Crescendo Ventures, CRV
Jan 1, 2007
Series A - Metaplace
$1.2M

Investors

Number of Lead Investors 
2
Number of Investors 
4
Metaplace is funded by 4 investors. Ben Horowitz and CRV are the most recent investors.

Related Hubs

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

Metaplace is actively using 11 technologies for its website. These include SPFApache, and PHP.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 
1
Metaplace has 1 current team member, CEO John Donham.

Past Team

Number of Past Team Members 
4
Metaplace has 4 past team members, including Director of Technology Sander van Zoest.
Person Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Sander van Zoest
Director of TechnologyMar 1, 2010Aug 13, 2010
George Zachary
Director
Shernaz Daver
Team Member
Raph Koster
Founder & President

Events

Number of Events 
1
Metaplace has participated in 1 event, TechCrunch40 on Sep 17, 2007.
TechCrunch40
Contestant
Sep 17, 2007

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 
54
Date
Activity

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