QuizUp raises $22MM

Plain Vanilla Games, the studio behind the wildly popular QuizUp app, announced Friday that it has raised $22 million in funding. Investors participated including Tencent Holdings and Sequoia Capital, who led the round.

These funds bring the total investment in Plain Vanilla Games to more than $27 million.

“The popularity of QuizUp has been as exciting as it has been overwhelming,” said Thor Fridriksson, founder and CEO, Plain Vanilla Games. “We built social elements like messages and discussions into the social trivia network because we wanted to help people connect over shared interests. But we’ve been blown away by the number of people who are already creating communities in QuizUp to discuss and debate their passions.”

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