Tech entrepreneur (and Dallas Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban has invested $250,000 in social gaming apps developer Mention Mobile and will be given a minority equity stake in the company.
The funds will be used to create eight to ten new apps, beginning with Version 2 of the company’s Trivia Friends, according to Ryan Ozonian, founder and chief producer of Mention Mobile. The Los Angeles-based company’s other main product so far is the drawing game Doodley. Both games demonstrate Mention Mobile’s specialization in single title apps that utilize Facebook’s publicly available information to customize games and create personalized content based off the user’s friends, preferences, interests and other social indicators.
“Mention Mobile’s creativity, fun factor and advanced Facebook integrations skills are a great combination that I’m excited to be part of,” Cuban said in a statement.
Ozonian said the company’s next games will include Get to the Nest, photo-altering app Cave Face, social conversation-starter Meep, Santa vs. Zombies and Derby N’ Friends. “Mr. Cuban’s investment demonstrates Mention Mobile’s continued success creating innovative social games and applications,” Ozonian said. “We have worked incredibly hard these past few months and have already seen tremendous user participation. Mr. Cuban’s investment and guidance will help us expand and continue to create fun, interactive and compelling apps.”