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Wikia Gets An Undisclosed Amount Of Funding From Amazon

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Wikia, a for-profit sister site of Wikipedia, received a second round of funding today, all of it coming from Amazon. No word yet on how much Amazon has forked over.

Just this week, Wikia announced that they would purchase ArmchairGM, an online sports community, for $2 million in cash and Wikia stock.

In March, we reported that the company received $4 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and Omidyar Network, with participation from angel investors Dan Gillmor, Reid Hoffman, Joichi Ito, and Mitch Kapor.

Wikia’s Gil Penchina told GigaOm that the funding and acquisition were “frankly very separate events” that “just happened to come together at the same time” but that the acquisition would have been hard to accomplish without Amazon’s money.

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