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Stealthy Mobile Games Startup Wild Needle Is Raising $3 Million In Series A Funding

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An interesting startup called Wild Needle that will be entering the social mobile gaming space soon, is raising $3 million in funding, $2.5 million of which it has already secured, according to this SEC filing.

Self-proclaimed to be in “super sneaky stealth mode”, the company, which was founded earlier this year and is based in Mountain View, boasts that its mission is to “stretch the boundaries of the mobile game experience farther than it’s ever gone before”.

From the Wild Needle website:

We’re working on some great ideas for the next generation of social games for mobile devices. After all, a mobile device is so much more than a portable game player.

What if mobile games were thoughtful, immersive, and filled with unexpected delight? What if they made you laugh out loud?

Wild Needle reveals little about its plans on how to do that, let alone the team that’s putting things together over there. Its website only mention that the team consists of a small group of entrepreneurs with experience at companies like Playdom, Microsoft, PayPal, and Adify.

The SEC filing turns up three names: Playdom co-founder and chairman Rick Thompson is listed as an executive, as is (former?) VP of Platform Solutions for Adify, Heidi Carson.

Listed as a director is Robert T. Coneybeer, co-founder of VC firm Shasta Ventures, so we’re assuming they led the financing round, if they aren’t the sole investor to date.

We’ll be watching Wild Needle, and possibly waste lots of time playing their games, in 2011.

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