Rustic Canyon Boosts Social Gaming Firm PlayFirst

Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners has upped its investment in social games firm PlayFirst, which is based in San Francisco. According to PlayFirst, Rustic Canyon, Mayfield Fund, Trinity Partners, and DCM--all current investors in the game developer--have invested $5.2M in an equity funding for the company, with Comerica Bank providing $4.0M in debt. PlayFirst is the company behind the popular Diner Dash, Cooking Dash and Wedding Dash casual games. Rustic's Mark Menell and Nate Redmond are involved in PlayFirst, according to Rustic Canyon's web site. More information »