Benchmark Plunks $5.5 Million Into Thatgamecompany

Thatgamecompany (TGC) has raised its first round of funding after six years of developing games for Sony’s PlayStation. Benchmark Capital has invested $5.5 million in a first round, and Mitch Lasky will join the company’s board. In a blog post, the company said that the funding will enable it to release its games on more platforms.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald