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Angels' $2m Monster move

Tom Lyons

Published 19/02/2012 | 05:00

Fight My Monster (FMM), the online trading card game for boys chaired by Dylan Collins, pulled in some of the world's biggest angel investors in a $2.1m seed investment round last week.

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Among the 11 American angel investors were Chris Deering, the former head of Sony in Europe, known as "the father of the PlayStation"; Yair Landau, ex-vice chairman of Sony Pictures; and Keith Boesky, the ex-president of Eidos Interactive, the maker of Tomb-raider.

Other notable investors include Charles Yim, a senior executive in Google, and Kevin Donahue, the 14th employee of YouTube. "This is the start of the big US guys moving into Europe," Collins said. "If local venture capitalists aren't going to invest then these guys will."

Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm, led the funding round for FMM which was founded by Dominic Williams. FMM has one million users in America and the UK.

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