Kabam

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Kabam
TypePrivate
Founded2006
Employees200
Websitewww.kabam.com
 
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Kabam
TypePrivate
Founded2006
Employees200
Websitewww.kabam.com

Kabam (formerly Watercooler, Inc., TheGA Inc.) is an interactive entertainment company that develops and publishes massively multiplayer social games (MMSG’s), including Kingdoms of Camelot. Before expanding into gaming, Kabam established itself as a social applications developer with entertainment and sports communities totaling more than 60 million users. Founded in 2006, Kabam has offices in San Francisco and Redwood City, Calif., Beijing, China, and Saarbrücken, Germany.

Kabam claims to make free-to-play games for social networks. The company focuses on developing "real games", or games with gameplay mechanics akin to more traditional MMOs.[1] In late 2009, Kabam launched Kingdoms of Camelot, one of the first successful strategy games on Facebook.[2]

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History

Founded in 2006 by Kevin Chou, Michael Li, Holly Liu, and Wayne Chan, the company originally focused on building community apps for sports and entertainment fans, amassing more than 25 million users on Facebook and other social networks.[3]

In October 2009, Kabam, then Watercooler, secured $5.5 million in Series B funding from Betfair, the world’s largest Internet betting exchange, and Canaan Partners, which participated in the company’s Series A funding in 2007.[4]

Kabam acquired WonderHill and has expanded from 100 to 200 employees.

On June 19, 2012, Kabam acquired Wild Shadow Studios developers of Realm of the Mad God.[5]

On September 19, 2012, CEO Chou announced that Kabam is considering an IPO.[6]

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