San Francisco – Pocket Gems, a developer of mobile social
games, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $5 million in venture capital
financing, led by Sequoia Capital.
Other investors included Michael Dearing,
Jeff Fluhr and Omar Hamoui.
San Francisco-based Pocket Gems’ free-to-play
mobile games, such as "Tap Farm" and "Tap Zoo," have to
date been downloaded more than 15 million times, and generated millions of
dollars in revenue from the sale of virtual goods.
The company will use the
funds to expand its engineering team.