InGamer Secures Investment and Scores Rick Wolf as EVP
TORONTO, March 14, 2012
TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InGamer Fantasy Inc., an innovator in real-time second screen gaming for sports publishers, announced that it has secured investment from a group of strategic investors. The funding round will be used to enhance InGamer's product offering and expand sales & distribution in preparation for their US launch in September, 2012.
Upon closing, InGamer promptly partnered with Full Moon Sports Solutions by naming Rick Wolf EVP of Strategic Partnerships. Rick became familiar with InGamer while serving as Director of Business Development at NBC Sports Digital.
"Rick has played key early stage roles at SportsLine and Allstar Stats (Rotoworld), both purchased by U.S Networks, and has been instrumental in the growth of Fantasy Sports worldwide," adds Nic Sulsky, co-Founder of InGamer. "He has been a part of some amazing U.S. success stories, so we figured it was about time he was involved in an International one."
"Broadcasters, radio stations and local newspaper sites are fiddling with 2nd screen experiences," said Rick Wolf, CEO Full Moon Sports Solutions. "InGamer's unique 2nd screen social platform utilizing fantasy sports will revolutionize in-game companion products. In any category, when you find the winner, getting involved as early as possible makes the most sense."
InGamer has had early success with several Canadian broadcasters and now, with the ongoing support of their strategic partner IMG Media, their sights are firmly set on International audiences.
"Enhancing shows or events with a relevant, real-time 2nd screen experience will drive eyeballs, engagement and revenue," said Michael Dierks, VP of Digital, IMG Media. "We're excited to be working with InGamer and Rick not only here in the U.S. but on a global level as we create new partnerships around this evolving area of media."
More than 80% of all sports fans watch with a companion device in tow. By integrating real-time conversation into a gamified companion product that is measurable and trackable, InGamer is pushing the envelope of true integrated media. Media companies and Brands need more effective ways to monetize the evolving audience and InGamer provides the perfect second screen bridge to the new social sports fan.
About InGamer Fantasy Inc. (Twitter: @ingamersports): InGamer Fantasy Inc. provides interactive companion sports and entertainment games for the web and mobile devices. InGamer's innovative combination of live event statistics with real-time game dynamics provides a common socially competitive experience for spectators of live events; and those broadcasters, distributors and brands who want to engage the modern audience.