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Gamersband Raises $500,000 For Its Geo-Social Network For Gamers

Steve O'Hear
TechCrunch.com
Monday, October 18, 2010; 2:43 AM

Oxent, the French startup behind Gamersband, a geo-social network for gamers, has raised $500,000 in a Series A round led by French VC Petit Poucet. Oxtent is founded by Antoine Frankart and Matthieu Dallon, while Gamerband launched in late September and to-date claims 4,000 beta testers.Gambersband is an interesting proposition in that it's targeting video gamers with a social network that is ultimately aimed at face-to-face gaming, shunning the trend of networking and competing virtually. Dubbed a geo-social network, the site enables gamers to connect with other gamers living nearby in the belief that gaming is best when it's not just social but local.

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