The Playfish Effect

Very interesting article on social gaming:

"It’s no accident that John Earner, a star social gaming developer, is behind Space Ape Games, an under-the-radar London start-up that is aiming to become “the Pixar of mobile gaming.” Earner is a member of the city’s Playfish mafia. Like the original team at PayPal, which famously went on to create the next generation of exciting companies in Silicon Valley, Playfish alumni are having a huge impact on London’s gaming sector."
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Conde Nast Leads $20M Round In Boutique Marketplace Farfetch, Its Third E-Fashion Investment In 4 Weeks (Updated)

Farfetch, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, has raised $20 million, from Conde Nast, along with Index Ventures, Advent Venture Partners and http://eye.am/HbnT8l.

2013 is a big year for Conde Nast in the world of European e-fashion investments: this is the third investment announced in the last month, with the first two coming out of the Conde Nast Germany subsidiary, for online jewellery shop ReneSim, and online designer shop Monoqi.

This is great to see a London based ecommerce company doing so well. Our partner at the firm, Jim Smith, is working closely with these types of company – drop a note.

Worth also looking at our case study on what we did with eBay …
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