Real-time social sports gaming startup Picklive closes seed funding

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Football3s.com, real-time Fantasy Football game, has relaunched as Picklive and closed a seed investment round led by Last.FM backer Stefan Glaenzer, including Robert Dighero and other angels. Terms of the deal were undisclosed but it’s believed a six figure sum was invested in return for a minority stake.

Picklive is effectively a spin out from Mint Digital a service company working with broadcasters.

The founders are Tim Morgan (CEO and ex of Mint), Noam Sohachevsky and Krzysztof Zylawy.

Billing itself as a real-time gaming startup, Picklive uses a real-time platform to allow people to play social games while watching live sport.

The first sport is football which has developed a growing user base since the beta launch in September 2009.

Morgan says the opportunity for live sports gaming is “enormous and global” and he’s probably right.

The World Cup in June will be a good testing ground.

Here’s what it looks like:

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