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Playdom Raises $33 Million From Disney’s Steamboat Ventures, Others

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Social gaming startup Playdom, which has been on an acquisition spree ever since it raised $43 million in a first round of funding nine months ago, has raised $33 million more in an add-on to that funding round. The new cash comes from Bessemer Venture Partners, New World Ventures, and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) Co.’s Steamboat Ventures.

In a very short statement, Playdom doesn’t say what it will use the cash for, but the company has been buying social gaming startups at a very fast pace; it has made seven investments over the last eight months.

It also comes as money keeps on piling in to the social gaming category. Last week, Zynga raised a huge $147 million round and Japanese social gaming firm DeNa followed up that news by saying it would launch a $27.5 million fund to invest in social gaming startups.

Playdom’s funding news was first reported by TechCrunch.