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Gaming Community DotBlu Gets $2 Million First Round

DotBlu, a social network/community for online gaming, has picked up $2 million in a first round, peHUB says, citing a regulatory filing. Maples Investments and DE Shaw participated in the round. DotBlu members can play casual games, take quizzes and vote in polls using BluBucks, the site’s virtual currency. BluBucks can be used to customize a player’s avatar and create new games and competitions.

The SF-based company launched in stealth last year as an online betting service called BluBet. It was backed by $225K in seed funding from YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim and Flixter CEO Joe Greenstein, among others, per TechCrunch.

3 Responses to “Gaming Community DotBlu Gets $2 Million First Round”

  1. AMANDA HARTMAN

    DEAR SIR OR MADAM: DOTBLU ,, HAS BECAME A SITE WHERE THE MODERATORS DO NOT CARE WHAT GOES ON IN THE ARCADE CHATROOMS ,, YOU GOT CHILDREN COMING ON THE SITE AND THEY ARE TALKING WITH MALES AGES RANGING 20 YEARS OLD TO 45 YEARS OLD ,, CHILDREN ARE LYING ABOUT HOW OLD THEY ARE ,, YOU GOT FIGHTS AND ARGUEMENTS .. YOU ALSO , GOT PEDOPHILES COMING ON THERE LOOKING FOR YOUNG GIRLS AND / OR BOYS ,, BUT THAN AGAIN THE MODERATION TEAM DOES NOTHING ,, KIM SONG IS A POOR EXCUSE FOR A CEO OF THIS PLACE CALLED DOTBLU ,, IF HE CANT TAKE CONTROL OVER IT THAN HE NEEDS TO TURN IT INTO A ALL PAID SITE ..DOTBLU IS IN A MAKING OF A LAW SUIT