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San Francisco Gate

September 28, 2012


Virtual Sports Bets Available on Facebook

[...] German social-game company Crowdpark launched a Facebook game in virtual wagering specifically tied to June’s European soccer championships. “Sports Casino” will offer more, including baseball, professional and college football and England’s Barclay’s Premier League soccer, with plans to add basketball and hockey as those seasons start.[...]

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Die Welt

September 21, 2012


Spielend an die Spitze

[...]Crowdpark bietet kostenlose Wetten an. Die monatlich etwa 500.000 Spieler können zu allen Themen, vom nächsten Oscar-Gewinner bis hin zu Zugverspätungen, Wetten abschließen.[...]

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Social Casino Intelligence

September 7, 2012


Analysis: A sporting chance – Part 1

[...] While the industry is well aware of the vast social appeal of sports betting, players are still awaiting a social sportsbook offering that can rival, or at least replicate, the traditional betting experience. [...]

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Chipist

September 4, 2012


Zynga Hires Online Gambling Veteran as New COO

[...]A recent Crowdpark market report emphasized the potential of joining the social gaming industry with online gambling, and Zynga is undoubtedly paying attention to these eye-catching numbers.[...]

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Casinospy

August 27, 2012


Crowdpark Releases Two New Social Mobile Casino Games

Mobile social casino game developer Crowdpark confirmed the release of two new mobile social games this week for the iOS platform. AnteUp Mobile and Pet Vegas Mobile are the names of the two new releases that are set to take the mobile social gaming community by storm this week on the iOS platform and will join an impressive portfolio of games that already exists for Crowdpark on Facebook and other social networking sites. (…)

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Benzinga

August 27, 2012


Facebook Takes a Gamble on Real-World Gambling

(…) Meanwhile, other online game developers have stayed away from real gambling. Crowdpark, the creator of the social betting genre, has no plans to produce a game that allows players to bet real money.(…)

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OG Labs

August 21, 2012


Crowdpark setzt auf mobiles Wachstum im Casino-Segment

Crowdpark veröffentlicht zwei mobile Social-Betting- und Casino-Spiele: Pet Vegas und AnteUp. Weiters gab Crowdpark bekannt, dass ein international angelegter Investorenprozess gestartet ist.

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iGaming Business

August 21, 2012


Crowdpark ventures in mobile casino and betting games

Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal virtual payout betting and casino games to the world of social gaming, today announced the launch of two mobile social games. The iOS games, Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile, join their existing Facebook and Web games to position Crowdpark at the intersection of three powerful markets: social gaming, online gambling, and mobile gaming.

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Venture Village

August 21, 2012


Crowdpark Releases Pet Vegas and AnteUp for Mobile, Expects to Find Way out of Insolvency

Berlin game developer Crowdpark today released two of its top titles, Pet Vegas and AnteUp, for iOS mobile, just one month after filing for insolvency – and expects a positive outcome in its search for new investors.

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Social Casino Intelligence

August 21, 2012


Crowdpark launches iOS games despite insolvency filing

(…) The Berlin-based operator has released iOS versions of slot game Pet Vegas (pictured) and social betting app Ante Up, optimised for tablet and mobile devices and featuring Facebook integration.

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The Next Web

August 21, 2012


Social gaming startup Crowdpark filed for insolvency but hope for a ‘favorable outcome’ remains

The future for Crowdpark is looking a lot brighter than it did in July when the social gaming startup filed for insolvency, with today’s release of two of its Facebook games on mobile. Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile will enable to company to mix the markets of social gaming, online gambling and mobile gaming.

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Silicon Allee

August 21, 2012


Insolvent Crowdpark Expects Favorable Outcome

The future for Crowdpark is looking a lot brighter than it did in July when the startup filed for insolvency, with today’s release of two of its Facebook games on mobile. Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile will enable to company to mix the markets of social gaming, online gambling and mobile gaming. (…)

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Social Casino Intelligence

August 2, 2012


Power 25

[Crowdpark]…is one of the few operators to develop social betting products. Its Bet Tycoon game allows players to bet against one another on a range of
events with real-time forecasts provided through its patented Dynamic Betting technology.

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Silicon Allee

July 2, 2012


The Third Degree: Martin Frindt of Crowdpark This week in the Third Degree, our regular Friday feature where we quiz Berlin’s best and brightest CEOs, we spoke to Martin Frindt of Crowdpark about collecting vinyl in San Francisco and avoiding fancy food in Mitte. (…) Online


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GamingZion

June 15, 2012


German Social Gaming Company Released Euro 2012 Game on Facebook

Crowdpark, a social gaming enterprise operating in full compliance with German gambling laws, announced the launch of a brand new social betting game, “90Live”, on Facebook. The game’s launch was strategically timed for the Euro 2012 Football Championships. (…)

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Black Jack Champ

June 14, 2012


Social Media Sites Looking into Becoming Sportsbooks

Not only online casinos face competition from social gaming sites. Now, online sportsbooks are facing threats. According to football betting news, one of the leaders in social gaming, Crowdpark, introduces football (soccer) betting to its range of games. (…)

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Online Casino Archives

June 12, 2012


Crowdpark Launches Social Football Betting Application

Just in time for Euro 2012 Crowdpark has released a new football game “90Live”. This is the first dedicated football betting game on Facebook and allows players to bet on any match throughout the Euro 2012 tournament. (…)

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Social Games Observer

June 11, 2012


Euro 2012: Crowdpark Brings New Football Betting Game “90Live”

Berlin’s social gambling start-up Crowdpark has launched their new football game, “90Live”. The first dedicated football betting game on Facebook. (…)

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Gaming Intelligence

June 8, 2012


Crowdpark launches football betting game on Facebook

Social betting games developer Crowdpark has launched what it claims to be the first dedicated football betting game on Facebook. (…)

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CalvinAyre.com

June 8, 2012


Zynga Hires DC lobbyists for internet gambling; social sports betting apps launch

(…) Berlin-based social betting outfit Crowdpark, which already has a casino app and its ‘create your own prop bet’ Bet Tycoon app, is launching 90Live, a dedicated football (soccer, for you North American hooligans) betting app. (…)

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AllFacebook

June 7, 2012


Soccer Betting Kicks Off On Facebook With Crowdpark’s 90Live On Eve Of UEFA Euro 2012

Just in time for Friday’s kickoff of the UEFA European Football Championship, European social gaming startup Crowdpark announced the launch of 90Live, which it calls the first dedicated soccer betting game on Facebook. (…)

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Casual Connect

June 7, 2012


Crowdpark kicks off new football betting game “90Live” for Euro 2012

Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal betting to the world of social gaming, today launched a new football game, “90Live”. The first dedicated football betting game on Facebook, 90Live kicks off just in time for UEFA Euro 2012 on June 8th, so that players can start placing their bets from the very beginning of the tournament. (…)

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iGaming Business

June 7, 2012


Crowdpark Launches 90Live Football Betting Game on Facebook

Social betting and casino games provider Crowdpark GmbH has launched the world’s first dedicated Facebook football betting title, 90Live, just in time for the start of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. (…)

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Casino City Times

June 7, 2012


Crowdpark kicks off new football betting game ’90Live’ for Euro 2012

Crowdpark, the European start-up bringing legal betting to the world of social gaming, today launched a new football game, “90Live.” The first dedicated football betting game on Facebook, 90Live kicks off just in time for UEFA Euro 2012 on June 8, so that players can start placing their bets from the very beginning of the tournament.(…)

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Silicon Allee

June 7, 2012


Crowdpark Gamble on Euro 2012 with 90Live

(…) That is certainly the belief of social betting startup Crowdpark, which has launched its new soccer game 90Live to coincide with the beginning of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. (…)

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The Next Web

June 7, 2012


Berlin startup Crowdpark bets on Euro 2012 with the launch of 90Live game

Germany to win? Torres to be top scorer? Greece to repeat their 2004 heroics?
With less than two days to go to the big Euro 2012 kickoff, football fans across Europe are arguing over how the next three weeks of drama will unfold. And what better way to spice things up than to make a bet?
That is certainly the belief of social betting startup Crowdpark, which has launched its new soccer game 90Live to coincide with the beginning of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. (…)

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Private Markets

May 25, 2012


Outlook on Social Betting

Investors are placing big bets on social casino and betting companies; Double Down Interactive acquisition shows market potential.[...]

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Social Games Observer

May 21, 2012


Who are the Players Behind the Social Casino and Betting Games Hype?

Social casino and betting games are a hot market. Gambling operators are eyeing and buying social games developers in hopes that social gamers will convert to real money gamblers or to include a new stand-alone business with a lot of growth potential into their portfolio. (…)

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Human Resources Manager

April 25, 2012


Gründerzeit in Berlin

Umzugskartons stehen im Flur der Firma Crowdpark in einem Bürogebäude in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Englische Wortfetzen fliegen hin und her. Immer wieder eilt einer der 30 Mitarbeiter über den Flur und holt sich eine Flasche des Modegetränks Club-Mate.(…)

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Gambling Kingz

April 25, 2012


Betting on Facebook Social Casino Games

Increased mobile gaming, better and more networking platforms and refined in-game currencies are boding well for ‘social games’ on leading social networking sites such as Facebook.(…)

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Gamezebo

April 3, 2012


Pet Vegas Adds Some Charm to the Slots Genre, But This Dog Could Stand to Learn Some New Tricks

You can’t say that Crowdpark doesn’t know its audience. Shuffled among the predictable news about boosts and upgrades that sprinkle Pet Vegas’ fan page on Facebook, you’ll find some of the most saccharine pet videos ever posted on YouTube.(…)

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The Next Web

March 26, 2012


When Gambling Meets Social Gaming

53% of Facebook users play social games. Since Facebook’s IPO filing earlier this year, we know that game-maker Zynga accounts for a full 12% of the social network’s revenue…We spoke to Christoph Jenke, COO of social betting game startup Crowdpark. He thinks there’s a natural betting instinct in all of us (…)

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AppSauna

March 19, 2012


Bet Tycoon – Review

At AppSauna we love highlighting innovative games, and Crowdpark’s Bet Tycoon fits the bill. Bet Tycoon is like no gambling game you have ever seen. Rather than placing bets on a draw of a card or the roll of the dice, players bet on real life events. (…)

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Benzinga

March 9, 2012


Four Ways Social Gaming Has Changed

The evolution of social gaming has begun. But are the changes what we expected? Ingo Hinterding, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Crowdpark, recently weighed in on the matter. (…)

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CalvinAyre.com

March 5, 2012


Unibet finalize Betchoice deal; Crowdpark releases two new social games; Sportingbet looking at US

Social betting developer Crowdpark has made its first movement into Facebook’s casino market. Pet Vegas, a slot game, is their first casino offering on the network and includes a number of themed slots.They’ve also released AnteUp, a game that allows friends to bet together on any topic or event via Facebook and Twitter with the hope it’ll soon be available for mobile devices. (…)

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Benzinga

March 1, 2012


10 Extremely Unusual Startup Tips

…Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, the two actors have made an appearance in Ingo Hinterding’s 10 unusual tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Hinterding is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Crowdpark, a social betting company that’s willing to gamble with its players. (…)

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Gaming Intelligence

February 29, 2012


Crowdpark expands portfolio with new social games launch

Social betting games developer Crowdpark has launched two new betting games including its first foray into the growing Facebook social casino market. (…)

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Inside Social Games

February 29, 2012


Crowdpark announces new social betting games Pet Vegas and AnteUp for Facebook

Developer Crowdpark launched two new social betting games on Facebook today, Pet Vegas andAnteUp, showing us just how the company’s kept busy since it raised $6 million in funding back in October. (…)

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Gamesnews.com

February 28, 2012


Crowdpark’s Pet Vegas joins the casino games bandwagon on Facebook

Berlin, Germany-based Crowdpark has launched two new games on Facebook: Pet Vegas and AnteUp, both of which provide gambling without physical returns on digital investments, VatorNews reports. (…)

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Silicon Allee

February 28, 2012


Crowdpark Raises  the Stakes With New Games 

Social betting games developer Crowdpark has raised the stakes with the official launch of two new titles – with a soccer-based third now in the works. The startup today unveiled Pet Vegas, a slot machine game, as well as AnteUp, a peer-to-peer betting app for Facebook which Silicon Allee first wrote about last month. (…)

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Der Tagesspiegel

February 28, 2012


Das Milliardending 

Die Unternehmen der Stunde heißen SoundCloud, Gidsy, Amen, Crowdpark oder Readmill. Sie bauen Musikplattformen, Facebook-Spiele, Bewertungsportale oder Navigationshilfen für die Tiefen des Internets. Ihre Produkte können sich die Kunden meist kostenlos herunterladen. (…)

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Gamezebo

February 28, 2012


Crowdpark launches two new games with a gambling twist

I bet you a soda you don’t read this entire post from start to finish, and with the new AnteUp game from Crowdpark I could make that bet a reality. (…)

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Benzinga

February 28, 2012


This Startup is Willing to Gamble

But not with your money. Crowdpark, a young startup that pioneered the concept of social betting games, announced that it is launching two new titles today. (…)

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Vator News

February 28, 2012


Crowdpark gets into casino-styled games on Facebook

There’s a new player on Facebook looking to go head-to-head with Zynga, International Game Technology’s Double Down Interactive and Electronic Arts’ PopCap Games. (…)

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Der Tagesspiegel

February 13, 2012


Was Berlin zum Silicon Valley fehlt

Ciarán O’Leary ist im Juli 1980 in Irland geboren. In Berlin betreut er unter anderem die Start-ups Crowdpark und Madvertise. (…)

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Digital Journal

February 10, 2012


GiGse Announces ‘Start-up Launchpad’ at the iGaming Conference in San Francisco

Companies such as Ryzing Bingo, Crowdpark, Fanduel and others have been successfully using the virtual currency and fantasy betting model to monetize social gamblers, offering a legal alternative to markets where wagering is not allowed.

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Netzwertig.com

January 30, 2012


AnteUp: Crowdpark erlaubt spontane Wettduelle zwischen Freunden

Das Berliner Social-Game-Startup Crowdpark hat sich auf Onlinewetten spezialisiert. Mit AnteUp präsentiert das Unternehmen einen Dienst, der spontane Wettduelle zwischen Freunden ermöglicht. (…)

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Silicon Allee

January 27, 2012


Up the Ante with AnteUp – A Better Way to Gamble

Gambling is all about losing stacks of money at a casino or on the gee-gees, right? (…) With their latest release, called AnteUp, games developer Crowdpark wants to bring betting into a truly social space. And it’s genuinely quite fun. (…)

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Startups.co.uk

January 27, 2012


What business to start in 2012: Social gaming

A number of social betting pioneers are seeing huge success. For example, German internet start-up Crowdpark has enticed over 500,000 people to its Facebook-only gambling game, Bet Tycoon, in just nine months. (…)

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CNN

December 20, 2011


Tech start-ups call Berlin home

CNN’s Diana Magnay takes a look at the buzz around Berlin’s booming tech scene. (…)

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Machine-a-sous.com

November 27, 2011


Bet Tycoon, une application Facebook pour parier autrement

La dynamique start-up allemande CrowPark ne cesse de développer des applications pour jouer entre amis. Son marché: le « social betting ». (…) Ce système qu’ils ont appelé le Dynamic Betting, permet aux joueurs de maîtriser leurs pertes. En effet, si lors d’un match, l’équipe sur laquelle vous avez parié est en train de perdre vous pouvez toujours avant la fin du match revendre votre pari initial. (…)

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Spiegel Online

November 22, 2011


Gaming Firm Emerges as Global Player

Germany is well-known for Internet browser-based games, with several developers including BigPoint in Hamburg, Gameforge in Karlsruhe and Browsergames in Potsdam. Berlin-based game developer Crowdpark focuses on legal non-cash betting. (…)

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FAZ

November 18, 2011


Gute Geschaftsideen für das Internet

Jungunternehmer, die auf der Suche nach Wagniskapital sind, tun sich derzeit deutlich leichter, wenn sie eine gute Geschäftsidee für das Internet haben. (…) “Immer mehr originelle originäre Geschäftsideen entstehen bei uns”, sagt er und führt als Beispiel das Berliner Unternehmen Crowdpark an, das Wettspiele aller Art im Internet anbietet. (…)

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Online Casino Archives

November 12, 2011


Social betting is gaining momentum

Over recent months companies have been discovering that people are just as eager to spend money gambling on Facebook games for virtual cash as they are in real online casinos. Of course here the companies have one major advantage, the house always wins. (…) Crowdpark has been funded by European investors Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. Ingo Hinterding is co-founder and chief product officer and he believes that the company has invented an entirely new genre of Facebook game. (…)

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tip Berlin

November 8, 2011


Die neue Gründerszene in Berlin

Wird Berlin das neue Silicon Valley, oder wächst hier die nächste Internet-Blase heran? tip-Autorin Anne Lena Mösken hat sich in der Gründerszene umgesehen und dabei einen neuen Unternehmertypus kennengelernt. (…) Die Szeneblogs schreien wöchentlich neue Schlagzeilen aus der Berliner Gründerszene hinaus in die Netzwelt. Crowdpark bekommt sechs Millionen. (…)

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20 Minuten Online

November 6, 2011


Die Bank gewinnt immer

Auf sozialen Netzwerken wird gewettet, bis das Portemonnaie glüht. Anders als im Casino oder an der Pferderennbahn hat man aber keine Aussicht, sein Geld je wieder zu sehen. Dennoch wächst das Geschäft rasant. (…) Mitte Oktober konnte zudem das Berliner Unternehmen Crowdpark Venture-Kapital-Geber davon überzeugen, 6 Millionen Dollar in die junge Firma zu stecken. (…)

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Reuters

October 28, 2011


Venture capital firms focus on Berlin

The German capital has gained a reputation as Europe’s newest start-up hub, and now venture capital firm Earlybird is setting up an office in Berlin to be closer to the firms it wants to invest in. (…)

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VentureBeat

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark raises $6M for social betting games

Berlin’s Crowdpark is announcing today it has raised $6 million for its social betting games business. Crowdpark takes prediction markets and turns them into a social game where you can bet virtual currency on the prediction you believe will come true. (…) “It basically works like a stock market, and we think it’s a game changer,” said Ingo Hinterding, co-founder and chief product officer at Crowdpark, in an interview. “It’s all in real-time and based on real-life events. Whatever happens in real life, you can bet on it.” (…)

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TechCrunch

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Raises $6 Million To Bring Legal, ‘Social Betting’ Games To Facebook (And Soon Android & iOS)

Crowdpark, a Berlin-headquartered game developer, announced today that it has raised $6 million in series B financing from top German venture capital firms, Target Partners and existing investor, Earlybird Venture Capital. Waldemar Jantz, partner at Target Partners, will be joining the startup’s board as a result of the investment. The new round of funding brings Crowdpark’s total to $8 million. (…)

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Inside Social Games

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Bets on Forecasting Algorithm for Facebook Game, Scores $6M Round for Mobile Development

Berlin-based social betting game developer Crowdpark has raised a $6 million second round of investment led by Europe’s Target Partners with participation from previous investor Earlybird Venture Capital. This brings the developer’s total funding to $8 million. (…) Crowdpark made some ink earlier this year with Bet Tycoon (formerly titled “Crowdpark – Betting Game”), consistently landing in our top 20 emerging Facebook games category toward the beginning of the summer. (…)

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Gamasutra

October 19, 2011


Social Betting Developer Crowdpark Secures $8M In Funding

Start-up social games company Crowdpark, which focuses on social betting titles, has secured $6 million in a new round of equity funding, bringing its total funding to $8 million. (…) Ingo Hinterding, co-founder at Crowdpark, explained, “Crowdpark is defining an entirely new genre of social betting games based on actual events.” (…)

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Games.com

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark: Bet Tycoon heralds ‘a promising, new genre’

So, online gambling is illegal, right? Well, not if you do it right, according to Crowdpark co-founder Ingo Hinterding and COO Christoph Jenke, who just scored another $6 million in funding from European investors Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) Players can also create their own bets and send them to friends for personalized competition. We sat down with the duo recently to learn more about Bet Tycoon, what’s next for the game and how Crowdpark intends to capitalize on what it calls “an entirely new genre of social betting games.” (…)

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San Francisco Chronicle

October 19, 2011


The Biggest Betting Game On Facebook Just Raised $6 Million

Crowdpark the most popular betting game on Facebook with over 1 million users, just raised $6 million from Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. The social betting platform lets users wager virtual currency on the outcomes of real-life events, like sports games and elections. (…) Crowdpark says it will use the money to improve the product, create new games, and hire talent. (…)

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SiliconANGLE

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Raises $8M to Develop “Social Betting”

Berlin-based Crowdpark brings yet another social game genre that allows users to bet and compete against each other in betting events using virtual currency, making it a pioneer in the so-called social betting space. (…) The funds will be used to hire more talent in game design and development, to enhance the technology and develop cross-platform social games. It will allow players to bet on real life sports, entertainment, news, technology and other areas of interest. (…)

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Social Games Observer

October 19, 2011


Berlin Social Games Company Crowdpark Secures $6M US for Social Betting

Berlin’s cluster of promising social game companies is growing. Crowdpark, a social game developer focused on social betting games, today announced it has secured approximately $6 million (€4 million) in new equity funding from European investors Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. (…)

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Reuters

October 19, 2011


New Social Games Company Crowdpark Secures US$8M in Funding from Target Partners & Earlybird

Crowdpark, the leading developer focused on social betting games, today announced it has secured approximately $6M USD (€4M) in new equity funding from top European investors Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) “Crowdpark is defining an entirely new genre of social betting games based on actual events,” said Ingo Hinterding, co-founder and chief product officer for Crowdpark. (…)

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Gamezebo

October 19, 2011


Investors bet on Crowdpark with $6 million funding announcement

Crowdpark, the developer behind social betting game Bet Tycoon, has received $6 million in funding to help expand its business and the betting genre as a whole, with new games, platforms, and technology. When added to previous investments, Crowdpark has now raised $8 million in funding. The Berlin-based developer’s first release, Bet Tycoon, currently has just under half a million monthly active users. The game lets players bet virtual currency on any topic they like, from sports games to entertainment events. (…)

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benzinga

October 19, 2011


Social Betting Pioneer Crowdpark Gets a $6M Boost from Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital

The funds will be used to hire new talent and to further development of this “completely new genre.” Crowdpark, the maker of Bet Tycoon and other, soon-to-be-released social betting games, has received $6 million in additional funding from Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) To make these games a reality, Crowdpark developed a new technology called Dynamic Betting. “Basically this means that you can bet on anything you like and it works just like the stock market,” Hinterding explained. (…)

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Tornado Insider

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark gewinnt 4 Millionen Euro

Crowdpark, a German company focused on social betting games, has received €4 million in new equity funding from Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) Crowdparks Ziel ist es hetztnow aims to use their technology to build games in growth categories such as casino games. It will offer several betting and casino products for social platforms such as Facebook, the Web and mobile applications (iOS and Android). (…)

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All Things D

October 19, 2011


Casino Social Gaming Ringing Up Big Business on Facebook

Facebook games are often compared to gambling because of their addictive qualities that get consumers to spend a few more dollars to continue playing. (…) Today, Berlin-based CrowdPark has announced it had raised $6 million in capital to help fuel a concept of social betting, where people can bet friends on everything from who will win a football game to whether Angelina Joie and Brad Pitt are getting married. (…)

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peHUB

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Inks $6M from Target Partners, Earlybird

Crowdpark, a developer of social betting games, has raised $6 million in new financing. Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital provided the round, which brings the company’s total financing to $8 million. The company will use the round to add to staff and continue and product development. (…)

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Digital Media Wire

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Raises $6M for “Social Betting” Games

Crowdpark, a startup developer focused on social betting games, today announced investments totaling about $6 million from Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. This brings the Berlin-based company’s total amount of funding to approximately $8 million. Waldemar Jantz, partner at Target Partners, will also join the board of Crowdpark. (…)

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Business Insider

October 19, 2011


The Biggest Betting Game On Facebook Just Raised $6 Million

Crowdpark the most popular betting game on Facebook with over 1 million users, just raised $6 million from Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) Based in Berlin, Crowdpark just introduced its next generation “dynamic betting” technology, which serves as a real-time marketplace for these types of bets. (…)

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Dow Jones Venture Wire

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Puts $6M Toward Social Betting

Crowdpark GmbH has raised a $6 million Series B round of funding for social betting games where players wager virtual currency on real-life events. (…)

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Forbes

October 19, 2011


Social Betting Pioneer Crowdpark Gets a $6M Boost from Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital

The funds will be used to hire new talent and to further development of this “completely new genre.” Crowdpark, the maker of Bet Tycoon and other, soon-to-be-released social betting games, has received $6 million in additional funding from Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. This brings Crowdpark’s total funding to $8 million USD. (…)

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VatorNews

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark secures $6 million in funding

Social-betting gaming website Crowdpark announced Wednesday that it’s secured $6 million in capital from Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital, bringing their total funding to $8 million.
The Berlin, Germany-based startup plans to use the money to build upon its 20-person staff, particularly in its new offices in San Francisco, and develop casino-styled games for Facebook. (…)

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Deutsche Startups

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark sammelt 4 Millionen Euro ein – Target Partners und Earlybird investieren in das Start-up

Überraschung am späten Mittwochnachmittag: Der Berliner Social-Gaming-Anbieter Crowdpark (www.crowdpark.com) verkündet mal eben den Abschluss einer millonenschweren Finanzierungsrunde. Target Partners und Earlybird statten das Jungunternehmen in einer Series-B-Finanzierungsrunde mit stattlichen vier Millionen Euro aus. (…)

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gamesindustry.biz

October 19, 2011


$8 million in funding for Bet Tycoon dev Crowdpark

Crowdpark has brought its funding total to $8 million, after recently securing $6 million from European investors Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. (…)

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mobilbranche.de

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark sammelt 4 Mio Euro für Mobile Games ein

Nächste Games-Erfolgsstory made in Berlin: Das erst 2009 gegründete Startup Crowdpark aus Berlin, das bislang v.a. durch das Facebook-Spiel “Bet Tycoon” bekannt ist, hat sich 4 Mio Euro Risikokapital gesichert und will damit vor allem seine Expansion in Richtung Mobile Games vorantreiben. Das Geld, das von Target Partners und Earlybird kommt, soll u.a. in die Entwicklung eines neuen Sportwetten-Spiels fließen, das für mobile Endgeräte konzipiert ist und binnen der nächsten drei Monate erscheinen soll. (…)

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mediabiz

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark sammelt vier Mio. Euro ein und startet “Bet Tycoon”

Internet-Startup und frisch geschlüpfter Socialgames-Anbieter Crowdpark hat ein Vier-Millionen-Investment erhalten. Die Münchner VC-Gesellschaft Target Partners und der bestehende Investor Earlybird bringen durch diese zweite Finanzierungsrunde die Gesamtfinanzierungssumme auf sechs Millionen Euro. Das zwei Jahre alte Startup hat auf die bestehende Plattform Crowdpark.de, bei der in Echtzeit und mit dynamischen Quoten auf reale Ereignisse gewettet werden kann, das Facebook-Spiel “Bet Tycoon” aufgesetzt. (…)

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Silicon Valley Watcher

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Bets On Social Wagers – VCs Bet $6m

I recently spoke with Crowdpark, an interesting startup that allows Facebook users to wager virtual currency on football games, elections, or anything they want. (…) Our technology is derived from prior business in developing algorithms to predict pricing in B2B markets, used by large companies. There will be mobile versions of its social gaming apps so that people can make bets while they are at a game or anywhere they find themselves. (…)

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GamingIntelligence

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark to develop cross-platform social betting games

Social betting games developer Crowdpark will look to develop several betting and casino products for multiple social platforms including Facebook after the company secured approximately US$6m in new equity funding from European investors Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. (…) “Crowdpark is defining an entirely new genre of social betting games based on actual events,” said Ingo Hinterding, co-founder and chief product officer for Crowdpark. (…)

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CalvinAyre.com

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark hopes to popularize ‘social betting’ among Facebook gamers

Berlin-based ‘social betting’ game developer Crowdpark has scored $6m from European venture capitalists betting that Facebookers are looking for alternatives to growing crops in Farmville and playing Zynga Poker. Opening up their wallets this time around were Target Partners and original investors Earlybird Venture Capital, with Target Partners’ Waldemar Jantz earning a spot on Crowdpark’s board of directors. (…)

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Gründerszene

October 19, 2011


Millionenfinanzierung: Crowdpark erhält vier Millionen Euro von Target Partners und Earlybird

Wieder ein Berliner Spiele-Unternehmen mit Millionenfinanzierung. Der Social-Gaming-Anbieter Crowdpark (www.crowdpark.de) hat sich in einer Series-B-Finanzierungsrunde insgesamt vier Millionen Euro von der Münchner Venture Capital-Gesellschaft Target Partners (www.targetpartners.de) und dem bestehenden Investor Earlybird (www.earlybird.com) Venture Capital gesichert. (…)

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OGLabs

October 19, 2011


SocialGames Start-up Crowdpark sammelt 4 Millionen Euro ein

Das 2009 in Berlin gegründete SocialGames-Unternehmen Crowdpark konnte vor Kurzem eine Finanzierungsrunde von 4 Millionen Euro abschließen. Der Berliner SocialGames-Entwickler Crowdpark verkündete gestern den Abschluss einer vier Millionen Euro Finanzierungsrunde. Investiert wurde das Geld von Target Partners und dem bereits bestehenden Investor Earlybird Venture Capital. Die gesamte Finanzierungssumme beläuft sich damit auf rund sechs Millionen Euro. (…)

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iBusiness

October 19, 2011


Social-Gaming-Anbieter Crowdpark sichert sich Anschubfinanzierung

Der Berliner Social-Gaming-Anbieter Crowdpark hat sich in einer Series-B- Finanzierungsrunde insgesamt vier Millionen Euro von der Münchner Venture-Capital-Gesellschaft Target Partners und dem bestehenden Investor Earlybird Venture Capital gesichert. Die gesamte Finanzierungssumme beläuft sich damit auf rund sechs Millionen Euro. (…)

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Börse Express

October 19, 2011


Gaming-Firma Crowdpark erhält sechs Millionen Euro Finanzierung

Die Münchner Venture Capital-Gesellschaft Target Partners hat sich zusammen mit dem bestehenden Investor Earlybird Venture Capital in einer Series-B-Finanzierungsrunde mit insgesamt vier Millionen Euro an Crowdpark beteiligt. Die gesamte Finanzierungssumme beläuft sich damit auf rund sechs Millionen Euro. Crowdpark ist auf dem Gebiet der Social Betting Games tätig. Crowdparks erstes Social Betting-Spiel „Bet Tycoon“ hat derzeit etwa eine halbe Million aktive Spieler pro Monat und ist den Angaben zufolge das beliebteste Wettspiel auf Facebook. (…)

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2366.com

October 19, 2011


社交游戏公司Crowdpark获600万美元融资

位于柏林的博彩社交游戏公司Crowdpark于日前获得了第二轮总计高达600万美元的融资。此笔融资由位于欧洲的Target Partners公司领投,其他参与者包括先前曾投资过Crowdpark公司的投资商Earlybird风投公司。此笔融资的完成也使得Crowdpark公司总融资数上升到800万美元。Crowdpark公司旗下游戏Bet Tycoon(原名Crowdpark–Betting Game)曾在今年初受到了Facebook玩家的广泛好评。该游戏在今夏时常跻身Facebook新兴游戏榜。Bet Tycoon这款游戏的一大亮点在于玩家可以为任何事情下注,小到体育比赛博彩,大到流行时事主题。玩家通过使用Facebook Credits换取游戏内大量虚拟货币,并使用这些虚拟货币进行博彩。值得一提的是,由于Facebook相关政策和各国法律法规限定,即使玩家在游戏中赢得了大量的虚拟货币,这些货币也不能被兑换成Facebook Credits。(…)

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eNet.com.cn

October 19, 2011


社交游戏公司Crowdpark获600万美元融资

位于柏林的博彩社交游戏公司Crowdpark于日前获得了第二轮总计高达600万美元的融资。此笔融资由位于欧洲的Target Partners公司领投,其他参与者包括先前曾投资过Crowdpark公司的投资商Earlybird风投公司。此笔融资的完成也使得Crowdpark公司总融资数上升到800万美元。(…)

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Android Apps

October 19, 2011


PlayStation Store hits Android-based Sony tablets

Android tablets are getting a well-deserved boost with the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich. (…) Encouraging an entire sub-market for the gaming industry, Android devices will also be part of Crowdpark’s distribution strategy around legal betting games. The game publisher raised $8 million in a funding round this week, jump-starting its plans to launch social betting games across mobile devices and networking sites. Based on its virtual currency, Crowdpark is placing its own bets on this cross-platform strategy, following the success of Zynga Poker and others with their own spin on the game. (…)

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PoslovniPuls

October 19, 2011


Zaboravite na Zyngu, nova tvornica novca na Facebooku je virtualna kladionica Crowdpark

I dok čekamo da se carstvo virtualnih igara na Facebooku zvano Zynga konačno ukaže na Njujorškoj burzi – čini se da jedan njemački startup u svojim rukama ima novu tvornicu novca i to ne onog virtualnog…
Kompanija koja razvija zanimljivu Facebook virtualnu kladionicu Crowdpark objavila je kako je osigurala ulaganje teško 6 milijuna dolara uz pomoć kojeg će nastaviti razvijati svoj inovativni proizvod. Ukratko – riječ je o virtualnoj kladionici na kojoj se s drugim igračima možete kladiti na događaje iz stvarnog svijeta. (…)

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ZippyCart

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Allows Social Betting On Almost Anything

Crowdpark is a Berlin-based company that creates social betting games which allow players to make bets in real time on anything going on in the world around them. (…) Crowdpark’s Bet Tycoon is currently only available on the Web but the company plans to begin releasing mobile games soon for Android and iOS. (…)

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iGamingBusiness

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark secures additional investment

Berlin-based social betting games developer Crowdpark has secured approximately six million dollars in new equity funding from European investor Target Partners and existing backer Earlybird Venture Capital. Established in 2009 Crowdpark revealed that it has now raised around eight million dollars that will be used to further develop cross-platform technology, create new games and hire additional design and development staff. (…)

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The Zimbabwe Telegraph

October 19, 2011


Crowdpark Raises $6 Million To Bring Legal, ‘Social Betting’ Games To Facebook

Crowdpark, a Berlin-headquartered game developer, announced today that it has raised $6 million in series B financing from top German venture capital firms, Target Partners and existing investor, Earlybird Venture Capital. Waldemar Jantz, partner at Target Partners, will be joining the startup’s board as a result of the investment. The new round of funding brings Crowdpark’s total to $8 million. (…)

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FYB

October 19, 2011


Target Partners & Earlybird finanzieren Crowdpark mit 6 Mio Euro

Crowdpark hat sich in einer Series-B Finanzierungsrunde insgesamt vier Millionen Euro von der Münchner Venture Capital-Gesellschaft Target Partners und dem bestehenden Investor Earlybird Venture Capital gesichert. Die gesamte Finanzierungssumme beläuft sich damit auf rund sechs Millionen Euro. Damit kann das rasante Wachstum des Berliner Social-Gaming-Unternehmens weitergehen. Waldemar Jantz, Partner von Target Partners, wird den Beirat von Crowdpark ergänzen. (…)

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Casino.de

October 19, 2011


Wetten auf Facebook

Schon seit April kann man Bet Tycoon auf Facebook spielen. Wetten mit virtuellem Geld und gegen seine Freunde stehen hoch im Kurs. Die Spieler zocken auf ganz legalem Weg und haben viel Spaß dabei. (…) Bet Tycoon ermöglicht das Herausfordern seiner Freunde und den steten Wettkampf um die besten Plätze auf der Rangliste. Wer sein Können unter Beweis stellen will, kann dies mit Spielgeld tun und sich eine gute Position erarbeiten. Jede gewonnene Wette bringt Punkte. (…)

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StartUp Beat

StartUp Beat

October 19, 2011


With $6 million in new funding in-hand, Berlin-based Crowdpark is breaking new ground in social betting games

A Q&A with Crowdpark co-founder and COO Christoph Jenke. The Berlin–based company was founded in April of 2009. (…) SUB: What differentiates Crowdpark from your competitors? Jenke: We’re experts and completely focused on social betting games. Our products are based on current events and the bets happen real-time. Much of the excitement of Crowdpark’s games derives from its patent pending “dynamic betting” technology that enables forecasts in social gaming—in real-time—similar to how people play the stock market. (…)

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Financial Times – Deutschland

October 4, 2011


Berlin startet durch

Die Gründerszene der Hauptstadt boomt wie nie. Die neue Startup-Generation will nicht nur erfolgreiche US-Ideen kopieren, sondern etwas Neues schaffen. Investoren preisen Berlin schon als neues Silicon Valley. (…) Sie heuern an bei einer neuen Generation deutscher Startups, die Researchgate oder Crowdpark heißen, Wooga oder eben 6Wunderkinder. Sie alle experimentieren mit eigenen Ideen und überzeugen damit inzwischen auch Investoren. (…)

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Foerderland

förderland

September 28, 2011


Finanzierung mit Venture Capital – wieviel Geld nehme ich auf?

Wer sich mit der Finanzplanung für das eigene Unternehmen beschäftigt, kommt irgendwann zu der Frage, wie man die benötigten Investitionen finanziert. (…) “In den Gesprächen mit verschiedenen VC-Gesellschaften haben wir feststellen müssen, dass die Bezeichnung Risikokapitalgeber für viele nicht ganz zutreffend ist”, meint Martin Frindt, Geschäftsführer der Parklabs GmbH rückblickend. “Wir hatten uns schon darauf eingestellt, nur ein deutlich kleineres Szenario finanzieren zu können. Mit Earlybird haben wir dann aber einen Investor gefunden, der bereit war, mit uns das Risiko einzugehen. (…)

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